Eric Chase Bolling, 19, the son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, was found dead in his University of Colorado bed on Friday. Bolling was reportedly enduring “emotional torture” over the sexual harassment claims against Fox News father. He was found on Friday, September 8, his blankets over him in a normal position.
According to various reports, Bolling, 19, was ‘destroyed’ after his father left Fox News amid claims he sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia to colleagues.
While Bolling Jr’s exact cause of death is unknown at this time, the “working theory” is that he died from an overdose. However, souces tell TMZ that no suicide note, pill bottles or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene.
Sources familiar with the death investigation tell TMZ, Eric Chase was “destroyed” by his dad’s departure from Fox News Channel … forced out because years ago Eric Sr. had texted pics of his genitalia. Sources connected with Eric Sr. tell us he actually made the decision to part ways earlier than he wanted because he knew his son was having trouble dealing with the publicity and the embarrassment.
Our sources say Eric Chase was found in his bed Friday afternoon with the covers over him in normal position. There was no suicide note, we’re told, and no pill bottles or drug paraphernalia. Nevertheless, the operating theory is that this was some form of overdose. As one source tells TMZ, “19-year-olds just don’t go to sleep and not wake up.”
We’re told the coroner is conducting toxicology and other tests to determine cause of death
TMZ reports that Bolling Sr. found out about his son’s death approximately 2 hours after signing his exit deal with Fox News.
Bolling Jr. was the only son of Eric and his wife Adrienne.