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In Remembrance

Sean Hannity lionizes Roger Ailes: 'He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape'

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity tweeted Thursday in remembrance of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, who died Thursday morning at the age of 77. In a series of tweets, Hannity remembered how Ailes forever transformed the world of media over his decades-long career, culminating in the launch of Fox News in 1996:

Ailes' wife confirmed her husband's death in a statement to Drudge Report on Thursday.

Ailes was ousted as Fox News CEO last summer amid allegations of sexual harassment. After former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a harassment lawsuit against Ailes, multiple other women came forward with similar allegations.