His death was first announced by his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, in a statement on Drudge Report.
'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," she said in a statement.
Although, the cause of his death is yet to be revealed.
Roger Ailes who was the man behind the transformation of the television news and American politics resigned from his post last July, amid allegations of sexual harassment.