Roger Ailes, the former chairman and CEO of Fox News, has died at age 77.

His wife, Elizabeth (pictured above), confirmed the news in a statement released Thursday morning.

"I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning," she said. "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."

Ailes likely died of a broken heart after he was forced out at the cable news network he built into a ratings powerhouse with its slogan "Fair and Balanced."

Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted: "Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors."

Ailes was ousted at Fox News in 2016 after a handful of women accused him of sexual harassment.

Former anchor Gretchen Carlson waited until her contract was not renewed to sue Ailes for sexual harassment. The network settled out of court for $20 million.

At least six other women came forward after the settlement was announced. Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was among them.

Ailes vigorously denied the accusations up until his death.

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • NegraGata

    Who CARES???!!!

  • Faux Gibbler

    SAy what you want, the man changed television.

  • Miany

    Fugg him

  • Miany

    no won currs bout a racist prick changing shii.. neaux won currrz

  • Pamela

    To quote Mark Twain: "I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure".
    F##$ him.

  • Pamela

    For the worse.

  • Rayne

    I had an old school taste for some Vienna sausage. I stopped by the grocery store bought em . I get clean to the job and the come tumbling out my bag. White chic picked them up lol she gon say I haven't had these since I was a kid. I replied lmao ..
    Yea these pâté logs soaked in salted brine water are really cheap. She looked perplexed ass Hayle. Lmaoo

  • Yardgirl

    Old school Jamaican breakfast!! With a hard boiled egg and toast, yumm. Have not had it in years.

  • Yardgirl

    No one. Tuh!

  • Sonny Johnson

    Regarding this post if you have nothing nice to say about Roger Ailes.....Say it anyway

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I fawks with u!!! ???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol

  • Pamela

    Love it! Lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    But he was so healthy. Didn't look a day over 87.

  • Renee26

    Goodnight old perv

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • JV
  • Rayne

    I'll have to try that. Sounds good!

  • datATLboi

    Maybe the culture at Fox News will change now that this creep is out of the picture

  • You already know ?

    ?....????

  • Tynamight

    Ailes had been sickly for some time (obesity, hemophilia, multiple surgeries including prostate surgery). He was a fighter, but when he was forced to leave FOX, that may have killed him.

  • Tynamight

    His net worth was $100m. Why did he feel the need to sexually harass his employees??? I'll never get why men w/ SO MUCH TO LOSE choose such a loser path in life. I read he died...alone. How pitiful is that?

  • Jessica

    After harassing all those women and embarrassing his family, his wife is probably doing the happy dance.

  • We Can Do This

    Molester. I can't image who else was a victim to this perverted cretin.

  • We Can Do This

    The thought of not having his way as a molester is probably what killed him.

  • Coy little wink

    I'm convinced you are working for the man now Sandra...this fool doesn't deserve our respect

  • Ryan

    He was a menace and a cockroach and is the devil's problem now.

  • Phillybruh
  • Mbailey

    DAYUM

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Love it!!!

  • Sid

    Men like him that would never get a beautiful women unless they have money. Having the money makes them pigs. Gives them this false confidence because money is power. So they go around grabbing womens snapper and bragging about it.

  • suganspice68

    Lol

  • suganspice68

    How about a day over 100

  • Pamela

    RIP you pos.

  • jazzysmith12

    It didn't happen fast enough!!!

  • Ro

    lol

  • Richard Donald Jones

    See you in Hell !!!

  • stacee

    Busted Hell wide open.

  • Liah

    That fire hot down there huh???!

  • AcutallyReally

    Roastin like a hot dog over a campfire.

  • AcutallyReally

    Bill O'Reilly's firing and a group of black employees suing may help also. Actually I hope Fox is sued out of existence. The government is investigating them for covering up sexual harassment and the payouts they made from corporate accounts to keep it hushed up.

  • stanhope

    Ding dong the witch is dead the wicked witch....i am sure his wife is glad the settlement came before he kicked..now miss wife can get a cabana boy, a personal trainer and pilates coach to make up for the years she went without. Clitoverload. LOL

  • stanhope

    Between the wife's thighs LOL

  • Cheese eggs

    Hebrew 9:12 "It's appointed once that a man should die....and then the judgement"....you never really get away with anything

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Who said anything about respect? This is news on every major blog and website.

  • Coy little wink

    I'd rather a Chris Cornell post personally...

  • dontgetblocked

    These black men are going to learn that a Becky can kill you in ways a black woman never could. You betta talk to OJ. Tiger Woods. Kanye. Lamar....and the list goes on.

  • stacee

    Satan standing at the gates of Hell with his arms stretched out saying "welcome home son"

  • Faux Gibbler

    He is not racist. You're the racist.

  • V Dubb

    Blank everything

  • Jussjess25

    Hello

  • Jussjess25

    ?????????

  • VM

    I don't believe the fairy tale she is trying to sale. If he was all of what you're saying, why did fox settle out of court for an astronomical amount of money and render him jobless?

  • Miany

    agreed.

  • MythCalledLove

    Makes me think about The Arrow (You have failed this network) ? He went sleepy nite nite by vote of the committee.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Speak for yourself.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    That nigga ain't died that quick. He somewhere chilling with that Enron dude!