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Eric Bolling: Son’s Death Ruled ‘Accidental’

Eric Bolling revealed his son’s cause of death on Twitter Thursday evening. According to the former Fox News host, a Colorado coroner has ruled 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling’s passing an “accidental overdose” that included opioids. “Adrienne and I thank you for your continued prayers and support,” Bolling wrote on behalf of himself and his wife. “We must fight against this national epidemic, too many innocent victims.” Bolling’s son’s death came just hours after the host was fired by Fox News for allegedly sending obscene text messages to colleagues. Just this week, Bill O’Reilly implied that the death was a suicide in an interview with The New York Times, saying, “I urge you to think about what you put in your newspaper. Eric Bolling’s son is dead. Is dead. Because of allegations made—in my opinion, and I know this to be true—against Mr. Bolling.” In response, Bolling sent a statement to the Times that read, “I believe it is beyond inappropriate for anyone to bring in the tragic death of my son Eric Chase Bolling. Just as Bill O’Reilly had wanted to shield his children from the allegations against him, I hope he will honor my request and avoid any future mentions of my son.”