NEW YORK, NY.- The Associated Press reports former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died Thursday morning at 77,
The network shared a statement from Ailes’s wife Elizabeth Ailes announcing the death. The statement was first obtained by conservative website The Drudge Report.
“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 as the head of Fox News in July 2016 after 20 years leading the network, amid sexual harassment allegations.