UPDATE: The Boulder County Coroner’s report lists the cause of death as “mixed drug intoxication,” according to a copy obtained by People. The toxicology report included cocaine, marijuana, alprazolam (Xanax), and opioids like fentanyl and cyclopropyl fentanyl. The report also noted a “history of drug abuse and white powdery substance discovered at the scene.”
Eric Chase Bolling Jr., 19, was found dead in his bed just hours after his father Eric Bolling was forced out at Fox News Channel in September.
Today, the elder Bolling revealed his son’s cause of death.
He tweeted, “Just received some tragic news from Coroner in Colorado. Eric Chase’s passing has been ruled an accidental overdose that included opioids.”
The former anchor continued, “Adrienne and I thank you for your continued prayers and support. We must fight against this national epidemic, too many innocent victims.”
2/ Adrienne and I thank you for your continued prayers and support. We must fight against this national epidemic, too many innocent victims. pic.twitter.com/BigEPYhkP9— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) October 26, 2017
TMZ was first to report the death last month, calling it an apparent overdose.
Eric Jr. was Bolling's only son with his wife, Adrienne.