Less than a day after Fox News officially let Eric Bolling go from its network amid sexual harassment allegations, news broke Saturday that Bolling’s teenage son had allegedly committed suicide.
Eric Bolling had been on suspension since early August and Fox announced Friday that they were finalizing his departure from the network and cancelling his show The Specialists. “Bolling’s alleged behavior included sending sexually explicit images to coworkers.” He was suspended as soon as Huffington Post and others reported the allegations “pending an investigation.”
The co-host of The Five is the latest Fox anchor to be let go because of sexual harassment allegation.
TMZ reports that his 19-year-old son committed suicide Friday night, though other outlets have not confirmed that suicide is the suspected cause of death.
“Bolling vowed to clear his name,” TMZ writes, “But the timing certainly suggests it was all too much to handle for his son.”
Huffington Post reported only that Eric Chase Bolling was found death and that his cause of death was still undetermined as of Saturday afternoon.
“The younger Bolling died hours after Fox News announced it was parting ways ‘amicably’ with his father.”
Eric Chase lived in Boulder, Colorado and was attending the University of Colorado Boulder and studying economics. He was Bolling’s only child with wife Adrienne.
This is a developing story.