Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes dies

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who resigned his position with the network last year following reports of sexual harassment, has died at age 77.

In a statement published by the conservative news aggregator site Drudge Report, Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth, confirmed the news.

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…

A cause of death has not been released.

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