Fox News Releases Statement After Death of Eric Bolling's Son

Erica Roy
September 10, 2017

TMZ reports Eric Chase Bolling Jr., the son of Fox News anchor Eric Bolling, has died from an apparent drug overdose.

It's a double tragedy for Eric Bolling #Fox News Channel sacked him after an alleged harassment, but before he could come to terms with it, his son died.

Eric Bolling, Fox News television personality and man accused of sexting an unsolicited photo of a penis to at least three women collegues, has parted ways with his employer. In June, Trump retweeted a tweet about Bolling's book, The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It.

Eric Jr. was Bolling's only son with his wife, Adrienne.

The 19-year-old son of a recently fired Fox News host has been found dead. "Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated", Bolling posted on Twitter on Saturday. By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son.

FacebookEric Chase Bolling Jr. and friends
FacebookEric Chase Bolling Jr. and friends

Bolling issued a statement on social media on Saturday after the news broke. They thanked the host for serving their loyal viewers for ten years and wished him all the best.

Bolling has since filed notice of an intent to file a defamation lawsuit against Yashar Ali, the Huffington Post reporter who had written about the allegations.

Fellow Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted a message of support for Bolling, who has subbed in on Hannity's primetime show and also co-hosted "The Five".

"To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family", he wrote.

The program that Bolling co-hosted, The Specialists, will be cancelled.

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