More on cause of death: Eric Feldary died of burns suffered when a gas explosion wrecked his West Hollywood home. Feldary, 48, was taken to a hospital with second and third degree burns over more than 50 per cent of his body. A sheriff's deputy who investigated the blast said Feldary told him he forgot to close the valve of a gas heater the night before. When he struck a match in the morning the roof was blown off and the 5-room House was lifted from its foundation, the officer said. Read more... to see Feldary running from the house, his clothing afire. Warner extinguished the flames with a garden hose and summoned the fire department. Feldary was born in Budapest. Before coming to Hollywood he was well known in Hungary as a fencer, and enacted such roles several times in Hollywood.