Fox News founder, Roger Ailes, dies at 77

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Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes has died. He was 77 years old.

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner said Ailes died from complications related to a head injury he suffered after a fall at home on May 10.

The coroner says there is no evidence of foul play.

"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."

Ailes founded Fox News in 1996 and built it into a cable news rating leader and a platform for right wing politics.

He left the network last year after a series of sexual harassment claims. Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox anchor, sued him for sexual harassment, and other women came forward to support her claims. Ailes resigned July 21.


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