Roger Ailsa, founder and former head of Fox News, has died at age 77 in palm beach, Florida, reported on 18 may, the website of the TV channel with reference to his widow Elizabeth.
News portal of show business TMZ says that the cause of death was a nasty fall that happened a week ago and led to traumatic brain injury. In addition, Ailsa suffered from hemophilia, and also had surgery for joint replacements and surgery of the prostate that forced him to take a long vacation.
The Ailsa also worked as mediaconsulting three US presidents from the Republican party – Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, reminds news Agency «Interfax».
Founded the channel in 1996, Ailsa was its Director until July 2016 and resigned because of the outbreak a year ago the sex scandal: two former presenters of the channel, Gretchen Carlson and Megan Kelly accused him of sexual harassment, according to Carlson argued that the Ailsa was fired after refusing to join with him in an intimate relationship. That, in turn, rejected all charges, calling the move a revenge for the fact that the channel has not renewed her contract.
Fox News is included in the conglomerate 21st Century Fox, owned by Rupert Murdoch. He is the mouthpiece of the conservative part of society on American television and a major competitor levonorgestrola CNN.