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Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead at 77

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(Meredith) -- Roger Ailes, the former chairman and founder of Fox News has died at the age of 77, Fox News reported Thursday morning. 

The news network shared a statement that his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, released announcing his death:

"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."

This is a developing story. More details to follow.

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