Roger Ailes, the man who built Fox News into America's top rated cable news network has died.
His wife Elizabeth released a statement calling him a patriot who was profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise--and to give back.
Ailes' five-decade career ended when he resigned as CEO of Fox News last summer in the midst of sexual harassment allegations.
Ailes also worked for former Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.
Roger Ailes was born in Ohio in 1940 - he was 77.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.