The ex-chairman and founder of Fox News Roger Ailes has died aged 77, his family says. A statement from his wife Elizabeth said she was “profoundly sad and heartbroken”, calling him a “patriot”.
Mr Ailes ran Fox News for two decades and is credited with transforming it into arguably the most powerful voice in conservative media.
But he stepped down last year after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment. At the time he said he was resigning because he had become a “distraction”.