Former Fox CEO, Roger Ailes, died on Thursday morning. HE WAS 77
Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive’s family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July, amid allegations of sexual harassment. He was 77.
Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth, confirmed her husband’s death in a statement to Drudge Report. “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,” her statement reads. “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…”