Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has passed away at the age of 77.
According to his wife, the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Fox News who resigned last July following allegations of sexual harassment has died at the age of 77.
His wife Elizabeth, with whom he has one son, released the following statement to Matt Drudge:
“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.”
No other information about Ailes’ death is available at this moment, and President Trump has yet to Tweet about Ailes’ death.
The cause of Ailes’ death is unknown at this time.
Here are some of Ailes’ most famous quotes:
Roger Ailes Quotes: Best Quotes & Most Famous Sayings
“CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.”
“I only understand friendship or scorched earth.”
“I think almost everything in life is life-experience, personality-driven.”
“You never pull the trigger until you know you can win.”
“Television and I grew up together.”
“I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray.”
“There is a – deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there’s a laziness in me.”
“Audiences are shifting. Platforms are shifting. Ages are shifting. It’s better to be in charge of change than to have to react to change.”
“I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon. He was a newsman, but you knew what his opinion was.”
“CNN and MSNBC, our primary competitors, are trying to figure out how to beat us. There are some good, smart people at those networks, and even occasionally a blind pig finds an acorn.”