His sister Karen Tracy posted the news of her brother's death on her Facebook page:
"Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away," she wrote.
People Magazine reported that Hill, 32, was an extreme sports enthusiast and had been on a mission to travel to every country in the world in fewer than 1,200 days, which he dubbed Global Odyssey.
Friends say he lived life to the fullest, even performing handstands on the edge of Half Dome and the Great Wall of China.
Gary Zavoral taught Eric in church and was his Venturing leader in Boy Scouts. Venturing is a youth development program.