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Former Fox News boss Roger Ailes dead at 77

Fox News founder Roger Ailes died Thursday morning, his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, said in a statement:

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 ... [Elizabeth Ailes via Drudge Report]

Ailes, 77, was ousted as Fox News' CEO last year following sexual harassment allegations.