Recently ousted Fox News host's son found dead in apparent suicide

Eric bolling chase bollingChase Bolling/FacebookEric and Chase Bolling in a photo shared last year on Facebook.

Eric Bolling’s son was found dead on Friday, just hours after Fox News announced that it was parting ways with the former Fox News host.

TMZ reported that Eric Chase Bolling, 19, was found dead Friday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado, the result of an apparent suicide.

Following the news of Chase Bolling’s death, Fox News issued a brief statement on Saturday.

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

A number of prominent journalist and media personalities offered their respects to Bolling’s family.

The younger Bolling’s death came just hours after Fox News announced that it was parting ways with Eric Bolling a month after the Huffington Post first reported that Bolling send unsolicited lewd text messages to colleagues at Fox News and Fox Business Network.

Bolling denied the claims, and took legal action against the reporter who broke the story, Yashar Ali.

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