Disgraced Former Fox News Chief, Roger Ailes Is Dead At The Age Of 72

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Roger Ailes, the founding CEO of Fox News, died Thursday morning, according to a statement by his wife on the Drudge Report. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” the statement, attributed to Elizabeth Ailes, said. “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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Fox News confirmed the report on-air the same morning.

 

Ailes, 77, is credited with almost single handedly creating the power house that Fox has become in cable news and in politics.

 

He was ousted as the head of Fox last summer after several women accused him of sexual harassment.

 

 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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