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Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead at 77

By Liam Mathews,

Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News who was ousted last year due to a sexual harassment scandal, has died. He was 77.

His wife Elizabeth Ailes provided a statement to the Drudge Report confirming his passing Thursday morning.

"I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning," she wrote. "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... "

His death was also confirmed by Fox News.

Breaking News: Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, his family announced. pic.twitter.com/AksPdNSZaI

— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 18, 2017

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