Hours after his father was forced out of the network over sex scandal
FIRED FNC ANCHOR ERIC BOLLINGSON DIES FROM OD
2:45 PM PT — Eric tweeted about the tragedy, saying … “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son … Details still unclear.” He continued … “Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.”
12:40 PM PT — Well placed FNC sources tell TMZ … Eric Chase died from a drug overdose. We’re told he was having a hard time dealing with the trouble his dad was having at the network. Our sources say he was extremely embarrassed by the stories and was “emotionally upset.”
The son of Fox News Channel anchor Eric Bolling has died, TMZ has learned, hours after his father was forced out of the network.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. was found dead Friday evening in Boulder, CO, where he attended school.
His dad and FNC parted company after the co-host of “The Five” allegedly sent lewd text messages to co-workers along with photos of his genitals.
Bolling vowed to clear his name, but the timing suggests it might have been too much to handle for his son.
Fox News Channel issued the following statement … “We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son. Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.” …Source
Fakename998: That’s sad.
_itspaco: Wow that TMZ comment section is worse than YouTube.
rahl1: That’s terrible
laughland: That’s such a rough situation for someone to be in, especially a kid working through his own problems in college. Sad story
KazamaSmokers: Damn. The dad seems like a tool, but you don’t wish this kind of thing on anyone.
SplendidTit: So he overdosed? Is there anything other than a TMZ article saying it’s suicide aside from an accidental overdose with especially unfortunate timing?
manticorpse: Oh no. This is sad.
Jedi71: Is it thought he took his life because of the firing? Edit: read the story of why he was fired. I see.
predictingzepast: Ok, I’ll be the dickbag, was there a note or something that says this was suicide?
hplunk01: That is absolutely awful.
KazamaSmokers: Is this certain? Could it not have been an accidental OD?
donaldfranklinhornii: Sounds like the kid dabbled in drugs and this time was his last. No matter how much of a deep fried douche his dad was, I doubt his overdose had anything to do with what his dad is going through. But, who knows? RIP, kiddo.
rocksoffjagger: Very sad, but I hope this won’t be used to make Bolling seem like some sort of victim. His behavior is what drove his son to suicide, not the fact that it was exposed. It needed to be exposed, but it should have never been going on in the first place.
HooterBrown1: I live in Boulder. The 10:00 local news just said it appears to NOT be self inflicted…
kinsano: Am I missing something? Is the only evidence that this is a suicide and not accidental overdose the fact that it happened around the same time his dad was being exposed? Surely to report it as a suicide there needs to be more proof than that? Tragic either way, but seems like irresponsible reporting to call it a suicide at this point.
fatman_cx___: Meanwhile this Caroline chick who is known to make up stories is gloating about it.
extratooth: There’s been a witchhunt against Fox News people that supported Trump post election.
Conservatives need to get serious about this, Liberals go after your family then go after theirs.
Trophy2051: This is news! His dad was a perv and he was a weak minded drug addict. Spoiled little fuck!!!