Former Fox News host Eric Bolling, apparently responding to media reports that his late 19-year-old son committed suicide, says that “authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point.”
Bolling, the former Fox News host whose departure was announced by the network yesterday, confirmed earlier today that son Eric Chase Bolling died last night.
The death occurred just hours after Fox News announced that it had parted ways with the host and canceled his show The Specialists. Bolling had been under suspension since August during an investigation into accusations that he’d sent lewd photos to female colleagues.
“Autopsy will be next week,” Bolling tweeted this afternoon. “Please respect our grieving period.”
Bolling had previously confirmed news of his son’s death. “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated,” Bolling tweeted this afternoon.
Eric Chase Bolling was found dead Friday night in Boulder, Colorado, where he was a student studying Economics at University of Colorado Boulder. Police are investigating the death.
Fox News Channel released a statement today: “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 colleagues and friends, from Jake Tapper and Sean Hannity to Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump Jr. and Mike Huckabee, expressed their condolences today.