CU Student, Son Of Former Fox News Host Dies

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling has died, just hours after the network announced that Bolling was leaving the network.

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Eric Bolling (credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)

Bolling said in a tweet on Saturday that he and his wife, Adrienne, were devastated by the loss of their son, Eric Chase Bolling.

A sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Eric Chase Bolling died Friday night.

Eric Bolling says the cause is under investigation but that authorities say there was “no sign of self harm at this point” and that an autopsy was planned next week.

Boulder police were investigating a death near the university — at 28th Street Frontage Road and Village Drive — but Sgt. Nick Smetzer said the department would not release the circumstances of the death or identify the person who died.

The coroner’s office typically releases the names of people whose deaths are investigated after a few days.

“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night,” Bolling tweeted. “Please respect our grieving period.”

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Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Eric Bolling on set at FOX Studios (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son,” Fox News Channel said in a statement Saturday. “Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.”

On Friday, Fox News Channel said it had parted ways with Bolling, who had been suspended in August following allegations that he sent lewd photos to female co-workers.

Fox is also cancelling the program Bolling hosted, “The Specialists.” Meanwhile, Fox Business Network is reinstating Charles Payne, a host who had been suspended while the network had investigated charges of sexual misconduct.

Bolling had been working at Fox for 10 years and had been considered a rising star, one of its more vociferous supporters of President Donald Trump. He had the lead role on “The Specialists,” which aired at 5 p.m. ET.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Eric Chase Bolling was a freshman.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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