Eric Bolling Releases Statement on Twitter After Son’s Death


As condolences continued to pour in Saturday after Eric Bolling’s son Eric Chase was found dead, the former Fox News star took to Twitter to thank his fans and the wider world for their thoughts and prayers.

It was terse.

“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated,” said Bolling

Sources close to Mediaite confirmed that Chase, Bolling’s only child, committed suicide. He was 19.

The elder Bolling had been a rising star at Fox News, where he had hosted the now canceled television program, The Specialists and was a regular panelist on The Five. His ten year career was undone by a sexual harassment scandal. The network announced only yesterday that they had officially severed tied with Bolling.

Fox News Channel also released a statement to Mediaite, shortly after details of the tragedy became know.

“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.”

This is a developing story.

UPDATE: 5:17 p.m. EST: Bolling expanded on his initial statement via Twitter.

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