Former Fox News Head Honcho Roger Ailes Dead At 77

Former FOX News president Roger Ailes has left the building.  Ailes passed away Thursday morning. He had recently suffered a serious fall at his Florida mansion which left him unconscious over the last 8 days.  His wife 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 was forced out of FOX News after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. He resigned in July.