Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes died on Thursday 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. “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.”
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— Yashar (@yashar) May 18, 2017
Ailes’ death comes less than a year after he was ousted from the network after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, reports the Huffington Post.