The son of Eric Bolling, a Fox News host who was fired from the cable giant after an investigation into claims of sexual harassment, has died, it was learned on Saturday.
Eric Chase, 19, Bolling’s only child, died on Friday night, journalist Yashar Ali reported on Saturday.
Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night. By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) September 9, 2017
TMZ has learned that it was a suicide.
The son of Fox News Channel anchor Eric Bolling committed suicide, TMZ has learned, hours after his father was forced out of the network.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. took his life Friday afternoon in Boulder, CO, where he attended school. We’re told it was off campus.
His dad and FNC parted company after the co-host of “The Five” allegedly sent lewd text messages to co-workers along with photos of his genitals.
Bolling vowed to clear his name, but the timing certainly suggests it was all too much to handle for his son.
Fox News Channel issued the following statement … “We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son. Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.”
Bolling’s former colleague at Fox News, primetime host Sean Hannity, tweeted on Saturday: ‘To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family’
Our thoughts and prayers! https://t.co/thPEAh9TYv
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 9, 2017
Another former colleague of Bolling, Geraldo Rivera, tweeted: ‘Gut-wrenching news about Eric Bolling’s 19-year old only son Eric. Erica and I weep for the Bolling family This is horrible, our condolences’
Guy-wrenching news about #EricBolling 19-year old only son Eric. Erica and I weep for the Bolling family This is horrible, our condolences
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 9, 2017
Don Lemon, a host on rival network CNN, tweeted: ‘So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family’
So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family. Tragedy: Eric Bolling Son Dies | Mediaite https://t.co/8DvUNqqi9M
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) September 9, 2017
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