Eric Bolling, Sr. was, as we recently noted, dropped from the Fox News network. Tragically, his 19-year-old son has been found dead, presumably a suicide.

TMZ reports:

The son of former Fox News Channel anchor Eric Bolling has committed suicide, TMZ reports.

Sources told the website that 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling, Jr., took his life Friday night.

The news comes just one day after FNC announced the network had “parted ways” with Bolling amid allegations that he had sent lewd photos to co-workers.

We don’t yet know what prompted this young man to end his life.  Eric, Jr. was the only child of Eric Bolling, Sr. and his wife Adrienne.

HuffPo reports:

Fox News Channel confirmed the younger Bolling’s death in a statement 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.”

Eric Chase lived in Boulder, Colorado, and studied economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to his Facebook.

He was the only child of Eric Bolling and wife Adrienne.

Several TV commentators, including Fox News’ Sean Hannity and CNN’s Don Lemon, tweeted their condolences for the Bolling family on Saturday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bolling family who’ve lost their only child.

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