Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has died at age 77. No cause of death was given.
His wife Elizabeth issued this statement:
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…
This has been a tumultuous time for Fox News — and a tragic end to the scandalous allegations that forced Ailes to resign last summer, ultimately taking down Bill Shine and Bill O’Reilly as well.