Former Fox CEO Roger Ailes Has Died
The former chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes has died. He was 77 years old.
Ailes resigned from the Fox News Channel amid sexual harassment allegations. Ailes wife Elizabeth Ailes released the following statement to The Drudge Report this morning:
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.
Ailes resigned from Fox after former host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Ailes denied all the allegations.
No cause of death was given.