The only son of the former 'Specialists' co-host was found dead only hours after his father was ousted from Fox News due to sexual harassment allegations.
He was 19 years old. He studied economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was the host's only son with wife Adrienne. In the wake of his son's passing, the father wrote, "Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated."
Fox News Channel also offered condolence in a 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."
Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 9, 2017
According to TMZ, the teen might have committed suicide. However, his anchor father seemed to dispute the claim in his latest tweet, "Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period."
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
In an updated story, TMZ claimed that Bolling Jr. died of a drug overdose. He was reportedly "emotionally upset" about his father's drama.
The older Eric Bolling was accused of sending his female co-workers lewd text messages and photos of his genitals. "The Specialists", the show that he co-hosted, was canceled by Fox after his termination.
"Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications, and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made," the anchor denied the accusations against him.
He's not the only one facing sexual harrasment allegations at Fox. Last year, then-chairman Roger Ailes faced multiple accusations that led to his early resignation. Fox Business host Charles Payne also dealt with similar issues, but he was cleared. He returned to his nightly program "Making Money" on Friday night.