Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies at 77

By Jessica Toonkel | NEW YORK

NEW YORK Roger Ailes, former chief executive of Fox News Channel, has died at age 77, Fox News said on Thursday.

Ailes resigned from Fox last July following allegations of sexual harassment, marking an abrupt end to his 20-year reign over America’s most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives.

Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Ailes received a severance package of about $40 million when he left Fox News, according to a source

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