It has been reported by multiple news outlets Saturday afternoon that former Fox News anchor Eric Bolling’s son, Eric Chase Bolling, Jr., died Friday.

He was reportedly away at college in Boulder, Colorado, and several news media stated he committed suicide Friday afternoon off campus. The news was just made public Saturday. His father later sent out a message on Twitter Saturday evening, saying, ““Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.”

Eric Bolling, the teen’s father, who had been employed by the Fox News Channel for the past 10 years, was just fired by Fox on Friday, after allegations surfaced of sexual harassment charges by female colleagues at the Fox network.

Bolling, a former commodities trader and best-selling author, had been a longtime co-host of “The Five,” and more recently helped launch a new late-afternoon show, “The Fox News Specialists.

New York Magazine and Huffington Post contributor Yashar Ali, sent out a Twitter post Saturday, confirming the tragic news, saying, “Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night. By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking.”

One person responding, asking if this was confirmed, and Ali responded, “Confirmed by FNC and statement coming shortly. Will send you the statement as soon as I have it. Very sad news.”

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