Apparently, Erik Rhodes is dead. This was posted on his Twitter account this morning:

Erik Rhodes has left us this morning at 5.30am his family and boyfriend Riccardo are in deep pain, please respect this sad moment

It's unconfirmed at this time, but, if true, a sad time. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

UPDATES: OutQ Radio, where he often appeared on the Derek & Romaine Show, has confirmed. Also PAPER has confirmed in this post.