Roger Ailes: Medical Examiner Reveals Cause of Death

Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment
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Ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes died from complications of a head injury, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner said in a report on Thursday.

Ailes “died this morning of complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell at home injuring his head,” said the report. “Hemophilia contributed to his death and his manner of death was accidental. There was no evidence of foul play.”

Ailes died just three days after his 77th birthday. He was a towering figure in the fast-paced business of cable news, but sexual harassment allegations forced him out of Fox News last year.


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TMZ had previously reported that Ailes fell in his Florida home eight days ago, which led to his death. He was known to have battled health issues in the past.

Ailes’ former Fox News colleagues have commented on his death throughout the day, with Rupert Murdoch saying in a statement, “He will be remembered by the many people on both sides of the camera that he discovered, nurtured and promoted.”

Before he was at Fox News, where he helped launch the careers of such personalities as Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and Greta Van Susteren, he was a political consultant, helping to elect presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.

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  1. Tim says:

    A visionary and provided the American People with fair and balanced news to go into the public debate. Yes he was flawed but it doesn’t take away from this great accomplishment.

  2. The world is a better place when bullies and sexual perdators die off.

  3. srw says:

    The Dems would eat their own if they thought it would give them power. They are a corrupt lot. Lies just ooozzz out of their mouths. The more corrupt. Bigger the lies. Theft. Have no character. Moves them right to the top of the Communist Dems and the Media. All Geo Soros thugs.

  4. Barry O. says:

    I haven’t seen this much hatred from the left since the Soviet Union fell.

    • Dan Roth says:

      Oh please. Just look in today’s news and you will see plenty of hatred. That is all the left knows how to do. They keep losing everywhere. The reason for that is that they have absolutely nothing going for them but hate and people are not interested in that.

  5. Libby says:

    Hmmmm…sounds like karma to me.

  6. Wayne says:

    Good riddance.

  7. ln2929 says:

    He will be going to his perverted room and hope for his 12 virgins.

  8. daan0schenk says:

    May God have mercy on his soul

  9. Vendicar Decarian says:

    Where is the proof that Ales wasn’t beaten to death by Donald Trump?

    Evidence? Where is the evidence?

  10. Satan must have been lonely

  11. Mike says:

    Very sad. RIP 77 seems young.

  12. Mary George says:

    Fox the R.I.N.O. Network,P.M.S.N.BC.,Clinton Network News and more.., You are dying, and rightfully so.

  13. Sam says:

    Gretchen wretchen.

  14. Sam says:

    The women are now cursed.

    • heyitsron says:

      Good point, Sam. The chickens come home to roost. He gave them all jobs, a good income, salary to buy nice things with. And this is how he was repaid. Trust means nothing anymore. And they whine at mostly male or all male staffs. Staff that won’t turn on you. Yes, those women are now cursed.

      • Lisa says:

        HE gave them all jobs? Umm, no, they earned the jobs. Nobody did them any favours. In fact, it is damn disappointing to finally get a job then have to leave because your gross boss can’t keep his paws off you. Imagine if these pigs groped their male employees? How long would they last?

    • JK says:

      No, the women are more secure because a sexual predator is gone, and he’s the only one to blame for that

  15. labarde says:

    Foul play…one hundred % – no matter what is said – his passing now complicates case.

  16. A creepy sexual predator, a sociopath is gone. I’m so upset.

  17. Edward Lozzi says:

    Roger Ailes was a friend since his days in NY producing independent TV with his Roger Ailes Communications Company. He first contacted me through a mutual girlfriend in the early 80’s because he wanted to do a special with our client, iconic Rudy Vallee. We became friends and later worked together in the George H. W. Bush Presidency when I had a position in the Press Advance Office. With C-NBC, and America’s Talking he helped and approved of many of our clients appearing on his shows. This was huge for my new PR firm. I learned about political and media consulting from him. It’s ironic that his C-NBC turned into MSNBC – which eventually turned on him. He predicted this accidental end and now it has happened. Always remembered. Edward Lozzi, President Edward Lozzi & Associates Public Relations Beverly Hills

  18. Professor Pat says:

    Turn down the thermostat!!

  19. heyitsron says:

    So the dogs he trusted, hired on, and gave them a steady paycheck can think what they did to the man and forever keep this on their conscience. But dogs don’t have a conscience do they?

  20. Appearing Tonight says:

    We should all be thankful that he was revealed for the p.o.s. that he was while still alive . . . .

  21. George Lewis says:

    He now rests in peace in heaven. A man of many accomplishments & contributions.

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