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Former Fox News Boss Roger Ailes Dies At 77

Former Fox News executive Roger Ailes, who built the right-wing network into a powerhouse over two decades before he was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal has died, several news outlets reported Thursday. He was 77.

According to CNN, the death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News.

Ailes started the network almost from scratch in 1996 and built it into the most influential channel on the right wing of American politics. He was arguably the most powerful man in media when he suddenly lost his job last summer. Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox anchor, sued him for sexual harassment, and other women came forward to support her claims. Ailes resigned July 21.

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