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Roger Ailes Dead at 77 After Suffering Fall

19 May 2017

Paramedics arrived within a minute and he was taken to a hospital.

Ailes was suffering from numerous and serious health problems, which we're told contributed to his death. "Roger was my best friend, the most wonderful loving husband and father to our son, Zachary". Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is adding his voice to those mourning Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes. On Thursday, he released a statement regarding his long-time confidante, saying that Ailes had played a "huge role in shaping American media".

While most people know of Ailes because of his connections to Fox News and the TV network, he actually has had tremendous experience and influence within politics.

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But Ailes, whose perch at the top of Fox News ended suddenly last summer following sexual harassment allegations, also leaves behind several pending lawsuits alleging harassment or race or gender discrimination involving two dozen current or former employees. The suit triggered similar claims from other women and an in-house investigation at Fox.

According to Guardian, Alies received a United States dollars 40 million payout for his departure from Fox News and was to remain as a consultant to the network till 2018.

"He is generous. There's one side of him, the political side and the businessman side, and the other side is he's generous to his community", said Alcorn.

"It is a tragic, sad morning", Sherman told MSNBC on Thursday. "He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss", he tweeted. While the idea was never taken up by the Republican president, it was the germination of a concept that eventually turned into the Fox News channel, a conservative powerhouse that debuted on October 7, 1996.

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Hosts Bret Baier, Bill Hemmer, and Sean Hannity quickly praised Ailes, and Ainsley Earhardt choked up on "Fox & Friends" while announcing Ailes' death. But we're talking about a man whose career as a political operative and television executive was all about delivering a message in the most effective way possible. "Without his success at Fox News Trump could never have won".

David Axelrod, a longtime political adviser to former President Barack Obama, is acknowledging the legacy of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

As recently at last fall's election, and after his career at Fox had ended, Ailes reportedly advised President Trump in preparation for debates.

Carlson filed a lawsuit earlier in July against 21st Century Fox over the alleged sexual harassment, which the company settled in September for $20 million.

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