Former Fox News host Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old son died Friday night hours after the network axed his father amid sexual harassment allegations.
Eric Chase Bolling was found dead in Boulder, Col., where he was studying economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to reports published Saturday.
Boulder police said the cause of death was still under investigation.
Responding to multiple reports citing suicide, Eric’s father tweeted that authorities told the family “there is no sign of self harm at his point.”
“Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period,” Bolling added in the tweet.
Earlier in the day, Bolling confirmed the death of his only son with wife Adrienne.
“Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night,” Bolling tweeted. “Details still unclear. Thoughts, prayers appreciated.”
The death came amid an already brutal period for Bolling who was accused of sending unsolicited photos of his genitalia to three female colleagues.