Eric Bolling’s only son found dead, condolences pour in to former Fox News host

The 19-year-old son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, who was fired on Friday, was found dead.

Eric Chase, Bolling’s only son, died on Friday night, according to journalist Yashar Ali, the same journalist who outed claims of the elder Bolling’s sexual harassment of female coworkers.

There is no confirmation about cause of death. Early reports are calling it a drug overdose and a possible suicide, but none have offered evidence, only anonymous sources. Bolling reached out to the public on Saturday imploring people to back off the speculation and indicating the death was accidental.


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“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, who was subsequently sued by Bolling for $50 million, wrote on Twitter.

Bolling’s former employer Fox News 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.”

A source close to the Bolling family told the Daily Mail that the situation with his father had weighed heavily on Chase.

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“It is believed he died Friday night. No doubt everything his father has been through lately has weighed heavily on his child,” the source said.

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Bolling issued a statement on social media on Saturday after the news broke.

“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated,” he wrote.

Thoughts and prayers came from all corners of the cable news and political spectrum. From his friends and former colleagues at Fox News to those on rival networks including CNN and MSNBC.

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