It a rare scene of solidarity, media members from both political spectrums took time Saturday to offer their condolences to Eric Bolling after news broke of a terrible tragedy in his family.
It was revealed Saturday afternoon that Bolling’s only child, 19-year-old Eric Chase Bolling Jr., had died Friday night. Details surrounding the death are still unclear.
Bolling was a devoted family man. And prior to a sexual harassment scandal that led to his dismissal from Fox News on Friday, Bolling was an all-around popular political pundit. The devastating news led to droves of his colleagues to offer their condolences to his family on Saturday.
Fox News host Sean Hannity:
@ericbolling To my dear friend, please know we all love you, will be here for you and your family.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 9, 2017
CNN anchor Don Lemon:
So awful. My heart goes out to Eric and his family. Tragedy: Eric Bolling Son Dies | Mediaite https://t.co/8DvUNqqi9M
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) September 9, 2017
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. President Donald Trump also retweeted this tweet from his personal Twitter account:
Love and prayers for friends Adrienne & Eric Bolling.
May Eric Chase know eternal peace. https://t.co/rtoCsVpPGy
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 9, 2017
NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly:
Praying for @ericbolling & Adrienne. Doug and I heartbroken. Lighting a candle for you all tonite.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 9, 2017
Donald Trump Jr., son of the president:
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devoted you were to your son. I cannot fathom how difficult this must be. https://t.co/hJ56gmqGnf
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 9, 2017
Liberal Fox News political commentator:
Guy-wrenching news about #EricBolling 19-year old only son Eric. Erica and I weep for the Bolling family This is horrible, our condolences
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 9, 2017
CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski:
This is very very sad on a human level, regardless on what you thought of Eric. Thoughts for the family. https://t.co/T93SDUXwrC
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) September 9, 2017
Cenk Uygur, host of the Young Turks, the largest progressive online platform:
My heart goes out to @ericbolling whose son passed away yesterday. Absolutely tragic. Condolences from the bottom of my heart.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) September 9, 2017
Fox News host Kat Timpf:
Absolutely devastated to hear about Eric Bolling's son. My heart goes out to the whole family.
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) September 9, 2017
Former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Peter Daou:
We should be able to separate Eric Bolling's actions from the reported death of his only son. That's a tragedy. We can't lose our humanity.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 9, 2017
Liberal political commentator Bob Beckel:
Join me in prayers for my friend Eric Bolling, his wife Adrienne, and the soul of their beloved son Chase. May God's love sustain them.
— Robert G Beckel (@RobertGBeckel) September 9, 2017
Huffington Post/New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali:
Actor James Woods:
My thoughts are with @ericbolling and his wife and family tonight. Such terrible news.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 10, 2017
Commentator Montel Williams:
Whatever differences I’ve had with @ericbolling, my prayers are with he and his wife. No father should have to bury his 19 year old.
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) September 9, 2017
“The View” co-host Jedediah Bila:
The death of a child is a pain no parent should have to bear. Hope you'll all join me in keeping @ericbolling and his family in my prayers.
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 9, 2017
Former Fox and MSNBC host Greta Van Susteren:
I am so sorry to hear about @ericbolling 's son….words are inadequate.
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 9, 2017
These are just a few of what must be tens of thousands. A simple search on Twitter of “Eric Bolling” will produce a steady stream of condolences.
Bolling confirmed via Twitter Saturday afternoon the death of his son. He asked for prayers and said that despite media reports, there was no evidence that his son committed suicide. Bolling said an autopsy would be performed this week.