Not long ago, tragedy struck the Bolling family with the sudden death of Eric Jr. At the time his death, his father was suffering a humiliating dismissal from his job at FOX News. It has now been reported what contributed to the young man’s death.
TMZ has the story:
The death of Eric Chase Bolling Jr. has been ruled an accidental overdose … this according to his father.
The ex-Fox News Channel anchor, Eric Bolling, said he received tragic news Thursday from the coroner in Colorado informing him his 19-year-old son accidentally overdosed on drugs that included opioids. Eric went on to say, “Adrienne and I thank you for your continued prayers and support. We must fight against this national epidemic, too many innocent victims.”
… Bolling Jr.’s autopsy report — it confirms Sr.’s tweets — saying Jr. died of an accidental overdose. The report states Jr.’s blood had cocaine, fentanyl and a medication for anxiety.
Earlier in the same day, the president declared war on opioids.
NBC reported this:
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday and said the U.S. must confront “the worst drug crisis in American history.”
The president said 64,000 Americans died from overdoses last year — 175 every day, seven every hour.
“This epidemic is a national health emergency,” Trump said during an address at the White House. “Nobody has seen anything like what is going on now. As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction.”
In most recent administrations, we have seen a lax attitude in the war on drugs but the opioid crisis is something new which must be dealt with.