In addition to his wife, Ailes is survived by their son, Zachary.
"Apart from the presidents he served, he was arguably the single most important figure in the creation of modern conservatism", David Greenberg, a Rutgers University political scientist, wrote in an essay for Politico a year ago.
Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted that while his "friend" Ailes "wasn't ideal", he may not have been elected president without him.
The family statement called Ailes "a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise-and to give back".
The Observer reached out to lawyer Nancy Erika Smith, who is representing several of the women harassed by Ailes, about how his death would impact pending cases. Ailes partnered with media king, Rupert Murdoch and used Murdoch's money as an investment to build Fox News to become the widely successful cable network that it's known for presently.
The post Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes dies at age 77 appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. "Roger Ailes. For Decades RA's has impacted American politics and media", tweeted Fox News host Sean Hannity.
As a titan in the industry, without a degree in journalism, Ailes managed to create a news outlet that changed the game for politics. "Roger and I shared a big idea which he executed in a way no one else could have", he said. "Roger was a patriot, who never ceased fighting for his beliefs".
Ailes long commanded one of the pillars of Murdoch's media empire, and a unit of the Murdoch-led conglomerate 21st Century Fox.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth and the rest of the Alies family.
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"In the years I worked with Ailes he was a great mentor, deeply patriotic, committed to Fox News and really anxious about America", Gingrich tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Fox News, both under Ailes and after his departure, is notably different than its counterparts in cable news, mainly in the way it regularly admonishes the so-called mainstream media and promotes debunked political theories.
Ailes left Fox News under a cloud of controversy on July 21, though he strongly denied the allegations.
Born in Warren, Ohio, Ailes was afflicted with hemophilia.
The 1968 election, Ailes told McGinniss, was the start of "a whole new concept" that melded entertainment and politics in an intimate way.
Ailes' was also an adviser to the Donald Trump campaign in 2016, where he assisted him with debate preparation.
Ailes also worked for George H.W. Bush, who won the presidency four years.
Democrats had an 82-seat House majority when Fox News was launched in October 1996. Fox news was widely known to be a haven for right-wingers, and everyone knew it. Ailes was feared and respected for what he could do for a Republican candidate or political figure, which made Fox News even more valuable.
Ailes and Elizabeth were married in 1998.
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