News just broke on Drudge with a siren flashing headline that Roger Ailes

Here’s the official statement from his wife Elizabeth:

Statement from Elizabeth Ailes:

I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back. During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life…

Though he had a long and varied career, Ailes was best known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of Fox News.

Our prayers go out to his family.