BREAKING: Fox News’s ex-CEO Roger Ailes dead at 77

BREAKING: Fox News’s ex-CEO Roger Ailes dead at 77
Roger Ailes (Image: CNBC video screen grab)

Media titan Roger Ailes … has died at age 77.

Ailes resigned from Fox in summer 2016 in the wake of former Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Ailes had denied the allegations from Carlson, who claimed she was fired last year after she refused to have a sexual relationship with the executive.

Ailes founded Fox News and helped shape the modern cable news landscape in the process….

In a statement to Drudge Report, his wife Elizabeth Ailes said, “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back. During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life…”.

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