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Eric Bolling 'devastated' by son's death at 19

"Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period," Bolling tweeted.

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Karen Butler
Eric Bolling's son, Eric Chase (R), died Friday night. Photo courtesy of Eric Chase/Facebook
Eric Bolling's son, Eric Chase (R), died Friday night. Photo courtesy of Eric Chase/Facebook

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Eric Bolling's 19-year-old son, Eric Chase, has died in Colorado, the former Fox News star announced.

The author and television personality announced the news about his only child via Twitter Saturday.

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

"Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period," Bolling added.

Boulder Police Sgt. Nick Smetzer told The Washington Post the younger Bolling's body was found Friday evening after officers responded to a call about an "unintended death."

Smetzer did not offer further details, stating the case was under investigation.

TMZ said Eric Chase, who reportedly had been upset about his father's recent troubles at work, died from a drug overdose in the city where he went to college.

"We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling's son. Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family," Fox News said in a statement.

The cable television network announced Friday that it and Bolling had agreed to "part ways amicably" after Bolling had been suspended for a month following allegations he sent lewd images to female colleagues via smartphone several years ago.

Bolling has denied any wrongdoing.

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