Former FOX News Chairman Roger Ailes passed away on Thursday morning. He was 77.

Roger Ailes was the founder and former Chairman and CEO of FOX News. Ailes resigned last year from FOX News amid allegations he harassed female employees.

FOX 8 reported:

Roger Ailes, the former chairman and CEO of Fox News, has died, Fox news reports. He was 77.

Ailes’ death was first reported by The Drudge Report. Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Ailes, released the following statement:

“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 dead, we celebrate his life.”