Paul Stanley‘s father has passed away. He was 101.
KISS frontman announced his father passing through social media, writing: “My dad William Eisen has left this earth after 101 years & 7 months. His thirst for knowledge never wained. 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.”
In KISS‘s official authorized biography Kiss: Behind The Mask, Paul said that his father was born in the U.S. but “his parents were Russian-Hungarian-Polish.”
“My family wasn’t that well off,” Paul recalled. “When I was six, my father bought me a bike, which was the only thing that I was given of any value. We weren’t affluent, but we survived. There were times when money was very tight. In Manhattan, the four of us lived in a one-bedroom apartment; my parents slept in the living room and my sister and I shared the bedroom. My father worked as a furniture salesman, and my mother was a teacher. Originally, she was a registered nurse, and then she taught retarded kids. Ultimately, she became a full-time housewife.”