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Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes dies at age 77: network

AFP  |  Washington 

Roger Ailes, a co-founder of Fox and longtime confidant of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has died, the network announced.

The network's hosts struggled to hold back tears as they read a statement from Ailes' wife Elizabeth announcing his death at the age of 77.

Ailes, who had been a consultant to Republican presidents, was ousted from the network last year under the of a series of sexual harassment allegations.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 18:42 IST