BREAKING: Eric Bolling responds to his son’s passing

Eric Bolling

Eric Bolling took to Twitter earlier today to talk about his son, Eric Chase, who died Friday night. It is the first time Bolling has made a public statement of any kind since Fox News terminated him Friday afternoon.

Bolling did not address his firing by Fox, obviously, but did address a rumor regarding his son. TMZ is claiming to know how Chase died, but we will not report or speculate on the rumor here.

“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated,” he said in one tweet. In hour later, he tweeted again. “Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.”

Here are the tweets by Eric Bolling.

Fox News also released a statement on Saturday. “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,” the statement said.

Members of the Fox News family also weighed in.

Eric Chase was found dead Friday night in Colorado, where he was attending school.

Bolling has been with Fox News for ten years, hosting a number of successful shows for the network. He became wildly popular as host of “The Five,” and after that show moved to prime time from late afternoon, he stayed in his 5 p.m. slot to host “The Specialists” with Kat Timpf and Eboni Williams. That show is now cancelled.

Bolling was suspended earlier this summer after allegations that he sent lewd pictures by text to female co-workers. He has sued the reporter who originally broke the story for defamation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bolling family.

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