Sunday, September 10, 2017

Eric Chase Bolling's Cause Of Death Unknown

Eric Bolling's son Eric Chase died on Friday night, just hours after his father lost a high-profile job at the Fox News Channel.

The cause of death has not been announced. According to a family friend, an autopsy will not take place until Monday.

Eric Chase Bolling was starting his second year at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It is unclear if he died on or off campus. Local authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment from CNN.

His parents learned of the death late Friday night and flew to Colorado on Saturday morning.

Eric Bolling confirmed the heart-wrenching news in a tweet.

"Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear," Bolling wrote. "Thoughts, prayers appreciated."

In a second tweet, Bolling said that an autopsy would be conducted next week. "Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. ... Please respect our grieving period," he wrote.

The family friend said the Bollings are in a profound state of shock. Eric was their only child.