Fox News Anchor's Son Found Dead Just Hours After His Dad's Fired Over Naked Photo Scandal

The 19-year-old was found dead in his bed last week.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Eric Chase Bolling, Jr. was found dead on Friday. He was discovered just hours after his dad, Eric Bolling Sr, was fired from Fox News over a nude photo scandal.

According to TMZthe 19-year-old died in his bed last week. Sources told TMZ he had been suffering "emotional torture" from the fall out surrounding his dad Eric Bolling Sr.'s firing from Fox News over sharing naked photos. "Nineteen-year-olds just don't go to sleep and not wake up," a source explained to TMZ.

The teen was a sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder. There was reportedly no suicide note, pill bottles or drug paraphernalia at the scene, and an official cause of death has not yet been released. 

As CNN shares, the son died just hours after his father was fired from Fox News. 

Bolling Sr. joined Fox Business Network in 2007 and later became one of the channel's most high-profile conservative hosts. He was a Trump supporter and penned the book "The Swamp."

Huffington Post broke the story that the personality had sent female colleagues an "unsolicited" lewd photo. Bolling Sr. initially denied the allegations and even said he would sue the writer for libel.

The network announced his departure last week.

It is unclear whether Bolling, Jr. died on campus or off.

Following news of his death, his father and mother flew to Boulder. "Adrienne and I are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Eric Chase last night. Details still unclear," Bolling shared on Twitter. "Thoughts, prayers appreciated."

Bolling also shared that authorities say there is "no sign of self harm at this point" and that the autopsy will be performed next week.

[Photo: Twitter]

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