Matt Drudge has just announced that Roger Ailes, the former chairman and CEO of Fox News, has passed on:
Here’s a look at the current banner on Drudge Report:
Ailes’ wife Elizabeth put out a statement confirming the news:
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…
This story is developing, and we shall update accordingly.
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