Roger Ailes Dead at 77… Wife Confirms
5/18/2017 5:51 AM PDT
Roger Ailes — architect of FOX News — has died, his wife has confirmed. He was 77.
Elizabeth Ailes says, “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning.”
“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.”
Ailes launched the careers of some of the biggest names in news including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren.
Ailes was forced out of FOX News after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. He resigned in July.