Tragedy has reportedly struck former Fox News host Eric Bolling.
Multiple sources have reported that Bolling’s only son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., died Friday night.
Freelance reporter Yashar Ali was the first to break the news.
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.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 9, 2017
“Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night,” Ali tweeted Saturday. “By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking.”
A source close to Eric Bolling Sr. confirmed the news to Mediaite. A statement is expected from Fox News soon.
According to Mediaite, “A different source said the cause of death was suicide.”
The former Fox News host often posted about his son on social media.
So proud of him. Eric Chase working hard and really getting involved. pic.twitter.com/QkO2gQA2wI
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) November 27, 2015
Skied for 6 hours with Eric Chase yesterday… nothing makes me happier than sports with my boy! More today then… http://fb.me/RRzWRxmb
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) February 13, 2011
Eric Bolling Sr. was suspended from Fox News last month following allegations that he’d sent lewd photos to several of his female coworkers. He had been with the network for over 10 years.
Fox confirmed Friday it had officially cut ties with Bolling, and his show The Specialists would be cancelled.
It was Ali, a HuffPost contributor, who had originally reported that Bolling had sent nude photos to three of his current and former female coworkers.
Bolling denied the accusations and claimed Ali had slandered his reputation “through the intentional and/or highly reckless publication of actionable false and misleading statements about the plaintiff’s conduct and character.’’
Bolling is currently suing Ali for $50 million in damages.
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