Fox News confirms in a tweet that founder and former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, died this morning at the age of 77.
Ailes is known for building Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse over two decades. He started the network in 1996. He resigned in 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations.
The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News.
Authorities in Florida are saying Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain caused by an earlier fall at home.
The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office says the Fox News Channel founder died of a subdural hematoma – or bleeding on the brain – caused by the fall. The death has been ruled accidental and there was no evidence of foul play.
According to a Palm Beach police report, a caller contacted 911 dispatchers just before 2 p.m. on May 10, saying Ailes had fallen in his bathroom, hit his head and had serious bleeding.