After former Fox News host Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old son was found dead Friday night, the grieving father said there is no evidence of self-harm.
Eric Chase Bolling Jr. was found dead in Colorado, where he attended the University of Colorado Boulder.
“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night,” Bolling tweeted. “Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”
Bolling, 54, added in another tweet, “There is no sign of self harm at this point.”
Boulder police said the cause of death is still under investigation. Eric’s autopsy is scheduled for next week.
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
In a statement released on Saturday, Fox News expressed its sadness over Bolling’s loss.
“We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son,” the network said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.”
Friends and colleagues also shared their condolences.
@ericbolling To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family.— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity)
So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family. Tragedy: Eric Bolling Son Dies | Mediaite https://t.co/8DvUNqqi9M— Don Lemon (@donlemon) September 9, 2017
My thoughts are with @ericbolling and his wife and family tonight. Such terrible news.— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 10, 2017
The student was found dead just hours after his dad was ousted from the Fox News network amid allegations of sexual harassment.
He is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to female colleagues, according to multiple reports. He was initially suspended in August pending an internal investigation.
Bolling has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against reporter Yashar Ali, who broke the story.
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
“Fox News Channel is canceling The Specialists, and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably,” the network said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”