Eric Bolling
The son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling was found dead. The cause of death is currently be investigated. Getty Images

Hours after former Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling was fired from the network Friday, his son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., was found dead in Colorado. He was 19 years old. It’s currently unclear how he died.

HuffPost reporter Yashar Ali was the first to break the news, taking to Twitter Saturday. “Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night. By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking,” he tweeted.

Bolling confirmed the news in a Twitter post the following day. “Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated,” he wrote. “Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.”

Contrary to what Bolling wrote, initial reports claimed Eric Jr. committed suicide. He was a freshman at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Eric Jr. was the only child the former Fox News Channel host had with his wife, Adrienne.

While Boulder police confirmed to the Chicago Tribune they were investigating a death at the University of Colorado, they wouldn’t reveal the student’s identity.

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

Bolling was suspended from the network last month following allegations he sent pictures of his genitals to three female co-workers. Fox News Channel officially fired the former host Friday. The show Bolling hosted, “The Specialists,” was canceled.

Bolling worked for the network for a decade. He was a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.

Ali, the reporter who broke the news, said he was informed of the teenagers death from one of his 14 sources that accused Bolling of the sexting allegations last month.

Bolling, for his part, denied the accusations through his lawyer, Michael J. Bowe, the New York Daily News wrote. The former Fox News Channel host filed a $50 million lawsuit against Ali, threatening to seek “legal remedies” for apparent “defamatory accusations.”

“Overwhelmed by all the support I have received. Thank you. I look forward to clearing my name ASAP,” Bolling tweeted Aug. 7. “I will continue to fight against these false smear attacks! THANK YOU FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT.”

Condolences for Bolling’s son filled Twitter Saturday.

“@ericbolling To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said on Twitter.

“Just heard that Fox colleague and friend @ericbolling 19 yr. old son died; Prayers for Eric and family,” Gov. Mike Huckabee wrote.

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devoted you were to your son. I cannot fathom how difficult this must be,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.

“Overwhelmed by the news of Eric Bolling's son,” Fox contributor Katie Pavlich tweeted. “How absolutely horrific and devastating.”

“So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family,” CNN's Don Lemon tweeted.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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