Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable news powerhouse, has died at the age of 77, according to a statement from his wife, Elizabeth.
“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning, the statement 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.”
Ailes started Fox News back in 1996 and built the station into a ratings leader.
However, Ailes resigned from his job last July after a former Fox anchor, Gretchen Carlson, sued him for sexual harassment.
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