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09/09/2017 02:31 pm ET Updated Sep 09, 2017

Eric Bolling's 19-Year-Old Son Found Dead

Eric Chase Bolling died hours after Fox News announced his father's departure from the network.

Eric Chase Bolling, the 19-year-old son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, was found dead Friday.

The cause of death remains unknown as of Saturday evening.

The younger Bolling died hours after Fox News announced it was parting ways “amicably” with his father. The Fox personality came under fire after HuffPost published a report in August revealing that he had sent inappropriate text messages to current and former female colleagues.

Yashar Ali, the HuffPost freelancer behind the story, first reported news of the younger Bolling’s death on Saturday.

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

“We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son,” Fox 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.

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

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