The Vampire sheriff of Louisiana's Area 5, which encompasses the small town of Bon Temps, Eric owns the vampire bar Fangtasia in the neighboring town of Shreveport.
Playing a major role through the series' first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh seasons, he was last seen on the series' finale episode, " Eric is shown to be calculating yet loyal and generally willing to absolve humans that aggravate him, unless they have grievously crossed him.
When they reunited almost 100 years later, Bill was so angry at Lorena for everything she had ever stolen from him — his life, his humanity — that in season three he pushed her on the bed and — as she begged him, “Make love to me,” and he cried, “Never!
” — he twisted her head around so he could have hate sex with her without looking at her face.
Paquin still differs physically from the book Sookie as she has brown eyes instead of blue and is noticeably slimmer than her book counterpart.
The actress has stated that she wears "a good bra" when portraying Sookie so that she can live up to the book counterpart's famously large bosom.
His rep confirmed the sad news on Saturday that the actor passed away after complications with heart failure.