Update: Eric Bolling’s Son Was ‘Emotionally Tortured’ by Father’s Scandal and Firing from Fox News

Eric Chase (right), 19, the son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling (left), has passed away. The circumstances of his death are unclear
Eric Chase (right), 19, the son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling (left), has passed away. The circumstances of his death are unclear

Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. died in his bed after enduring “emotional torture” over his father Eric Bolling Sr. leaving Fox News amid a sexting scandal, TMZ is reporting.

The 19-year-old was found dead Friday evening in Boulder, Colorado where he was a student at the University of Colorado, various outlets reported. His death came hours after Fox News announced the network had decided to part ways with Bolling Sr., who had most recently co-hosted “The Specialists” and served as a contributor on the network for a decade.

The Fox personality, author and avid supporter of President Donald Trump came under fire after the Huffington Post published a report in August that alleged he had sent inappropriate and unsolicited text messages to current and former female colleagues, some which included a photo of male genitalia.

However, the circumstances surrounding Eric Jr.’s death remain a mystery, TMZ said.

Eric Bolling confirmed in a tweet Saturday that his son died in what police called an “unintended” manner. Referring to his wife, Bolling said: “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”

He added in a second 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.”

On Saturday, President Trump retweeted Kellyanne Conway’s message to “friends” Bolling and his wife, sending “love and prayers.”

Condolences came from other friends and fans of Bolling and his family:

Sources familiar with the death investigation told TMZ that the young man was “destroyed” by his father’s trouble with Fox News. Bolling had decided to leave Fox earlier than he intended because he knew his son, who is his only child, was having trouble dealing with the publicity and the embarrassment that he was suffering, TMZ said.

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SOURCE: MARTHA ROSS
Bay Area News Group