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Breaking News: Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder Forced Out By Scandal, Dead At 77

The former chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel, Roger Ailes has died at  77.   The former Fox News CEO’s death comes less than a year after he resigned from the company over allegations of sexual harassment.

ABC News reports that it has obtained the following statement from, Elizabeth Ailes:

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning surrounded by his beautiful family. Roger was my best friend, the most wonderful loving husband and father to our son Zachary, He was a loyal friend to so many. Roger was a patriot, 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.”

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