Eric Chase Bolling, the 19-year-old son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, was found dead Friday.
The cause of death remains unknown as of Saturday evening.
The younger Bolling died hours after Fox News announced it was parting ways “amicably” with his father. The Fox personality came under fire after HuffPost published a report in August revealing that he had sent inappropriate text messages to current and former female colleagues.
Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 9, 2017
Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 9, 2017
Yashar Ali, the HuffPost freelancer behind the story, first reported news of the younger Bolling’s death on Saturday.
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
Eric + his son. You can just tell from this pic that he adored him. The one thing I heard from people consistently: he was a devoted dad. https://t.co/S8Dhgp6bH7?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313— Yashar Ali (@yashar) September 9, 2017
Fox News Channel confirmed the younger Bolling’s death in a statement.
“We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son,” Fox said. “Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.”
Eric Chase lived in Boulder, Colorado, and studied economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to his Facebook.
He was the only child of Eric Bolling and wife Adrienne.
Donald Trump Jr. and several TV commentators, including Fox News’ Sean Hannity and CNN’s Don Lemon, tweeted their condolences for the Bolling family on Saturday.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devoted you were to your son. I cannot fathom how difficult this must be. https://t.co/hJ56gmqGnf?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 9, 2017
@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
So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family. Tragedy: Eric Bolling Son Dies | Mediaite https://t.co/8DvUNqqi9M?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313— Don Lemon (@donlemon) 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
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.