Eric Bolling was recently fired from Fox News due to allegations of sexual harassment that were yet to be confirmed. Just one day after his termination, he received heartbreaking news that no parent wants to hear.
Bolling’s only child, Eric Chase, 19, tragically committed suicide Friday night, according to Daily Mail. The news broke when journalist Yashar Ali took to Twitter to write, “Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night.” This news came just one day after Fox let Bolling go from their network, and wished him the best of luck in future endeavors.
Why Chase committed suicide is still unknown, as the story is developing at this current time. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on politically, there is nothing as heartbreaking as losing a child.
Many people from Bolling’s former employer sent their condolences to Bolling following the news of his son’s untimely death. Even rivals of his former employer reached out to let him know that both he and his son are on their mind.
Sean Hannity tweeted, “@ericbolling To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family.”
Geraldo Rivera also reached out, saying, “Gut-wrenching news about #EricBolling 19-year old only son Eric. Erica and I weep for the Bolling family. This is horrible, our condolences.”
Bolling had his own show called “The Specialists,” which was rising in popularity every week. He also appeared as a regular panel member on “The Five.” Bolling was initially suspended during the investigation of sexual harassment charges after it was alleged that he sent photos of his genitals to three of his co-workers.
Fox told Daily Mail, “Fox News Channel is canceling The Specialists, and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably.” Once the charges were initially announced, Bolling fought for his innocence tweeting, “I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks! THANK YOU FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT.”
Now, in the wake of his son’s death, Bolling has not made a public statement. There is no doubt that he is grieving the sudden and unexpected loss of his only child. We truly could not imagine what he must be going through now.
Political differences were put aside when CNN host Don Lemon tweeted, “So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family.” He also included a link to the article detailing the death of Bolling’s son.
There is a long road ahead for Bolling and his family, as they try to put together the pieces of this tragedy, and try to figure out what exactly happened. No parent should ever have to experience the loss of their child, yet, it happens more often than we would like to admit.
Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with Eric Bolling and his family. They are going to need the support of others now, more than ever. As more news of this story breaks, we will continue to publish new information in this tragic story.