Roger Ailes, the Fox News founder and CEO who left the cable news powerhouse after 20 years amid allegations of sexual harassment has died, family members said in a statement. He was 77.
Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Ailes, confirmed her husband’s death in a statement posted on the Drudge Report.
“Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” Elizabeth Ailes wrote. “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 died in Garrison, New York, according to New York Magazine. A family friend, who was not identified, told the magazine that Ailes was dealing with complications after having "some kind of blood clot" last week in Florida.
Latest on what we know, per family friend: "Last week Ailes had some kind of blood clot in Palm Beach. Suffered complications."— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) May 18, 2017
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