FOX News Founder Roger Ailes Dies of Head Injury at 77

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Photo Credit By: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Roger Ailes, the founder and former CEO of FOX News, has died at the age of 77. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” his wife Elizabeth said in a statement to The Drudge Report. “Roger was a loving husband… His work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions.” The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner said in a report on Thursday that Ailes “died this morning of complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell at home injuring his head.” The report concluded, “Hemophilia contributed to his death and his manner of death was accidental. There was no evidence of foul play.” Ailes, who resigned from the network in July 2016 following multiple allegations of sexual harassment, also served as a media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, and Donald Trump.

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