Eric Bolling‘s son, Eric Chase, died on Friday in Colorado. He was 19 and his passing comes on the same day Bolling was let go from Fox News.
Bolling tweeted about his son’s passing, writing, “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”
A spokesperson from Fox News confirmed Eric Chase’s death in a statement to The Blast, 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.”
No further information on his death was available.
Bolling’s former Fox News co-worker, Sean Hannity, was among those in the media who tweeted their condolences to Bolling and his family.
@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
Guy-wrenching news about #EricBolling 19-year old only son Eric. Erica and I weep for the Bolling family This is horrible, our condolences
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 9, 2017
So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family. Tragedy: Eric Bolling Son Dies | Mediaite https://t.co/8DvUNqqi9M
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) September 9, 2017
You've always been a kind & wonderful friend @ericbolling. My prayers are w/ you. May God bring you & your family comfort during your loss.
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) September 9, 2017
Very sad to hear this
Condolences to the @ericbolling family
Don't agree politically but when comes to something like this.. we are all one https://t.co/XlllKYv69s
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) September 9, 2017
Fox News Channel released a statement on Friday saying Bolling’s show was canceled and they were parting “amicably” with him. They added, “We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”
A report on the Huffington Post last month claimed Bolling has been accused by at least two former colleagues of sending lewd text messages. Bolling sued the journalist who wrote the story, Yashar Ali, for $50 million. Ironically, it was Ali who first broke the news of the passing of Bolling’s son.