BREAKING NEWS: The night Fox News fired host Eric Bolling, the cable star’s son, Eric Chase, died. The cause of death is suicide. Chase, was 19 years old and Bolling’s only child.
Bolling was known to be devoted to his son. Chase was a freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder this year.
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
@ericbolling To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 9, 2017
The teen took his own life because the sexting scandal involving his father was “too much to handle.” He was being constantly bullied due to the negative media attention surrounding his father.
Eric Bolling had been a rising star at Fox News, where he had hosted the now canceled television program, The Specialists and was a regular panelist on The Five. His ten year career was undone by a sexual harassment scandal. The network announced only yesterday that they had officially severed tied with Bolling.
This is a developing story. We will update our reporting as more information becomes available.