Former Fox News host Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old son was tragically found dead on Friday evening. It was the same day that Bolling was fired from Fox News.
At this point, the cause of death has not been confirmed. However, numerous outlets have reported the cause of death as suicide. The teenaged son had reportedly found the negative media attention on his father “too much to bear.” He had been bullied relentlessly at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was just beginning his sophomore year.
On Sunday morning, not even 48 hours after his son was found dead, Bolling released a short message on Twitter. He wrote:
We are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received. Adrienne and I thank you all and ask that you please keep us in your prayers.
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 10, 2017
The previous day, on Saturday, Fox News released a statement saying: “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.”
The network fired Bolling on Friday, after allegations surfaced that he had texted female co-workers lewd photos of his genitalia. The allegations were never proven, yet Bolling was still fired.
After more than a month of being attacked in the media, Fox News finally fired Bolling and his son was dead the same evening. Although many outlets say it was a suicide, Bolling tweeted the following on Saturday:
Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 9, 2017
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. We will keep you up-to-date as more information becomes available regarding this tragic situation. Please keep the Bolling family in your prayers as they go through this painful time.