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Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, has died at 77.
Ailes helped build Fox News from the ground up, starting it in 1996 and growing it into a media giant that led in cable news ratings and influenced American politics.
His wife, Elizabeth Ailes, called him 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," she wrote.
The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Ailes was trying to sell his four-bedroom, 5 bathroom Cresskill home.
Ailes resigned last summer following allegations of sexual harassment. Ailes denied any wrongdoing.
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