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Former Fox News CEO dies at age 77

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NEW YORK, NY - Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has died at the age of 77.  

Ailes' wife issued a statement Thursday morning, saying she was "profoundly sad and heartbroken" on her husband's passing. 

Ailes found Fox News in 1996 building it into a cable news ratings leader and a platform for right wing politics. He left the network last year after a series of sexual harassment claims. 

Right now, the cause of death is unknown. 

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