The cause of death for the only child of former Fox News Channel host and conservative political commentator Eric Bolling was determined to be an accidental overdose. People reports that Eric Chase Bolling, who was found dead in Colorado on Sept. 9, was found to have opioids, cocaine and marijuana in his system, according to his autopsy. He was 19.
“The Boulder County Coroner’s report, obtained by People on Thursday, lists the cause of death as ‘mixed drug intoxication’ and ruled it as an accident,” People reports. “The post-mortem toxicology report, which was completed on Sept. 11, revealed Eric Chase had cocaine, marijuana, alprazolam (commonly known as Xanax), and the opioid drugs, fentanyl and cyclopropyl fentanyl, in his system.”
The toxicology report also notes: “History of drug abuse and white powdery substance discovered at the scene.”
People’s report notes: “Fentanyl, the same drug that also killed music icon Prince, is classified as a Schedule II drug by the federal government and its medical uses are typically pain management following surgery or for chronic pain. Cyclopropyl fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is chemically similar to fentanyl but is not intended for human or animal use.”
The youth’s father, Eric Bolling, was a part of Fox shows including “Cashin’ In,” “Fox News Specialists” and “The Five” before he parted ways with the channel in early September amid sexual harassment allegations. He has denied wrongdoing and has filed a $50 million defamation suit against journalist Yashar Ali, whose Huffington Post report brought the allegations to light.
The elder Bolling has been tweeting about his son’s death and about opioids, including the tweets below, posted Thursday …