The 19-year-old son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling was found dead on Friday evening, Sept.8, the Daily News reported.
Eric Chase Bolling was a student at the University of Colorado—Boulder. The cause of his death is still unclear. The Daily Mail reported that he committed suicide. TMZ independently confirmed that claim, but no official cause of death has yet been released.
Eric Chase was the only child for Bolling and his wife Adrienne.
Yashar Ali, a reporter for Huffington Post, broke the news early 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,” Ali wrote in a Twitter message. “The one thing I heard from people consistently: he was a devoted dad,” Ali wrote, sharing a picture of the father-son duo together.
Fox News host Sean Hannity posted a heartfelt message on Twitter.
“To my dear friend, please know we all love you,” Hannity wrote. “Will be here for you and your family.”
Don Lemon, a host from CNN, a rival network, also offered his condolences.
“So awful,” Lemon wrote. “My heart goes out to Eric and his family.”
Former Fox colleague Geraldo Rivera also took to Twitter to send words of comfort.
“Gut-wrenching news about Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old only son Eric,” Rivera wrote. “Erica and I weep for the Bolling family. This is horrible, our condolences.”
The news of the Eric Chase Bolling’s death came just hours after Fox News announced that his father would no longer appear on its show titled “The Specialists.” The departure is related to allegations that Bolling sent inappropriate messages to three female colleagues.
Ali, the Huffington Post reporter that broke the news of Bolling son’s death, also broke the news about the alleged inappropriate messages. Bolling sued Ali for $50 million over the accusations and has since maintained his innocence.
Bolling was suspended after the allegations surfaced. He was an anchor at the network for 10 years.