Arubayi, a talented Gospel singer, has passed on.
The artiste, in his early 30s, died on Saturday at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital.
Eric is said to have fallen sick earlier in the week and was rushed to the hospital.
Eric Arubayi was 3rd runner up at the maiden edition of the West African Idol.
Timi Dakolo, who won the prize, was part of groomsmen as Eric wedded Chiononso Iiomah on December 28, 2013 in Abraka, Delta State.
Eric and Chinonso celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary recently.