Former Fox News Exec Roger Ailes Dead at 77

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Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes died this morning at 77.

His wife released a statement to the Drudge Report announcing his death.

In that statement, Elizabeth Ailes said: “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” the statement read. “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.”

Roger Ailes had become embroiled in a major sexual harassment scandal at Fox News before stepping down last July.

He was 77 years old.

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