I first met him back in 1984, just before "Airwolf" was to make it's debut on national television. He was larger in life, I mean more larger in life than any living person I know!, and the kind of smile he had, wow!!.. and lets talk about his kid Chris, I can tell, Chris is exactly the same, 2 of the most beautiful human beings I have ever met in life!. I got to see Chris during the filming of On The Bus, the Sun Bum Bus that Ernie loved to drive on the road. Remember Kady Dids Chris? hehe.
I almost got to work with Ernie, but getting a hundred million dollars today to remake "Airwolf", has been a challenging task for me since the end of 2008. We were planning to do it, but finding that large of an amount had never been easy for us!. Sadly we never got it in time, and more sadly, we lost Ernie.
When that news came, it made my heart feel like someone had just shot me in it several times, over and over again!, I lost the chance to work with the greatest person in show business, on the planet!, and that dream of mine has now been shattered!.
I think what is most important here for all to realize, is that Ernie is resting in peace now!. If Ernie is laughing in Heaven beside God, like he laughed here with all of us, then I know God will send him back to us in some way!. We sure will miss you Ernie, and love you Forever.. Billy Lee with The Artist World Entertainment Group.