Fox News just announced the decision to terminate popular host Eric Bolling amid allegations of inappropriate text messages — but as of Saturday morning, that was the least of Bolling’s troubles.
Sources are now reporting that Bolling’s 19-year-old son, affectionately known as “Eric Chase,” passed away on Friday night. A source close to Eric Bolling confirmed the news to Mediaite. A statement from Fox News is expected soon.
Mediaite reports that they have confirmed from a source close to the family that Eric Chase, Bolling’s son passed away Friday evening and that he was Bolling’s only child.
No further details have been provided.
Bolling has spoken of his son fondly and often on Twitter:
Eric Chase, Adrienne & I are blessed to to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the needy at Las Vegas Rescue Mission (1of2) pic.twitter.com/PyD0WkiTJj
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) November 27, 2014
We are blessed to have your prayers and thoughts. After a lacerated spleen and 5 days in Intensive Care Eric Chase is getting out. Thank you
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) January 4, 2012
Happy Birthday Eric Chase!! http://t.co/QUGZfh32
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) August 1, 2012
Just finished an amazing workout with EricChase (son). 100 push-ups, 100 dips, 8 times around track=4mi & 8 bleacher runs. #JDI
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) June 7, 2015
I really miss any TheFive show I miss. Not many. But I’m at U Colo visiting for Eric Chase. https://t.co/4cAmFOkuLw
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) April 8, 2016
So proud of him. Eric Chase working hard and really getting involved. pic.twitter.com/QkO2gQA2wI
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) November 27, 2015
Morning everybody. Back from dropping Eric Chase at college. #UCBoulder. Go Buffs!
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) August 17, 2016
It is clear that Bolling deeply loved his son and took great pride in watching him grow up.
A source close to Eric Bolling also confirmed the news to Mediaite. A different source said the cause of death was suicide.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bolling family in this very difficult time.