The announcement came in a statement from his wife, Elizabeth Ailes:
I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life.
Aisles resigned from Fox News last July, after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him and the network.