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Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes has died at 77

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Then-Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, photographed in Nov. 2015. (Wesley Mann/FOX News via Getty Images) Then-Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, photographed in Nov. 2015. (Wesley Mann/FOX News via Getty Images)

(NBC) -- Former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes has died.

He was 77 years old.

Ailes' wife issued a statement Thursday morning saying she was "profoundly sad and heartbroken" on her husband's passing.

Ailes found Fox News in 1996, building it into a cable news ratings leader and a platform for right wing politics.

He left the network last year after a series of sexual harassment claims.
 
The cause of death is not known at this time.

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