Pictured: Bolling Jr with friends at a previous alcohol-fueled party Eric Bolling Jr.
was dating pretty blonde nursing assistant and model Ciara Medlin, 19, of Brighton, Colorado just prior to his untimely death.
"' Medlin posted several photos of the pair on Instagram and wrote: 'Rest easy to one of the first, closest, and best friends I ever had in Boulder. We will miss you angel'After news broke of his father's firing, Carter says Bolling Jr kept most of his feelings bottled up because of his pride in his father but it was 'eating him up inside'.Carter added: 'He wouldn't tell me [direct] because he was so proud of his dad.A member of the Sigma Pi fraternity, he studied economics and was an avid baseball fan but devoted much of his time outside of school to bodybuilding.Carter told Daily that gregarious and funny Bolling Jr was the life and soul of the party and was enormously popular with women.Now a friend of Bolling Jr has claimed that the college student used illicit substances the night before he died, but said he didn't intentionally kill himself.
Eric Bolling Jr (pictured previously) 'partied' the night before he was found dead last Friday in Boulder, Colorado, and was known to take drugs, including cocaine, weed and Xanax, a friend of the 19-year-old exclusively said to Daily Bolling Jr had been out partying the night before and had been doing 'drugs' – even sending videos of that night's festivities to friends via messaging app Snapchat, his friend claimed.
But clearly inside, it was eating him up.'But Carter said Bolling Jr would never have taken his own life intentionally and said he believes that his partying and drug use is what 'did it for him' in the end.
He said: 'I'll put it like this – he was a partier.
I don't think he would have intentionally done it [killed himself].
But I definitely think he upped it once when he heard that news and that's what caused his demise.'Bolling Jr was raised in New Jersey but moved to Colorado 18 months ago to attend the University of Colorado Boulder.
Jordan Steiner, an investigator at the Boulder County Coroner's Office, told Daily there were no obvious signs of harm on the body and that toxicology tests will be performed.