Paul Stanley announced the death of his 101-year-old father, William Eisen, over social media platforms. Although the Kiss co-founder admitted in his 2014 autobiography Face The Music: A Life Exposed, his relationship with both his parents was strained throughout his childhood and adolescent years, as an adult the pair bonded and became close with the birth of Paul’s own children.
Paul Stanley posted about his father’s death:
My dad William Eisen has left this earth after 101 years & 7 months. His thirst for knowledge never wained (sic). He could speak on virtually any subject. His pride in my accomplishments was heartwarming as was seeing his love of my family. He said he’d always be with me and he will.
Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley posted his own tribute to Paul’s father writing, “Wanted to express my deepest sympathy & condolences to Paul & His Family & Friends for the passing of his Father, William, who I had many conversations with over the years! He’ll be greatly missed by everyone who knew him! R.I.P. William Eisen and God Bless!”
In Face The Music, Paul Stanley talked frankly about his early struggles with hearing — he was born with Level 3 Microtia and is deaf in his right ear. Microtia is a congenital deformity of the cartilage of the outer ear that can affect normal hearing.
FAST FACTS ABOUT MICROTIA via Sophono.com:
- Microtia is a congenital deformity of the cartilage of the outer ear that can affect normal hearing.
- There are four grades of Microtia, ranging from a small ear, to a complete absence of the external ear and ear canal.
- The lack of ear canal leads to conductive hearing loss. Microtia occurs in every one out of 8,000 to 10,000 births.
- It usually occurs on only one side (more commonly on the right side) and this can lead to single-sided deafness.
CHECK IT OUT: Paul Stanley on his dad: