Via Drudge Report, Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has passed away. On the site is a statement from his wife, Elizabeth Ailes:
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...
Breaking News: Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, his family announced. pic.twitter.com/AksPdNSZaI— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 18, 2017
UPDATE: Rupert Murdoch issues statement:
Statement from Rupert Murdoch on Ailes pic.twitter.com/zqZvEPATsA— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) May 18, 2017