PBC Medical Examiner: Roger Ailes' Death Ruled Accidental

Palm Beach County Medical Examiner: Roger Ailes Death Accidental

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the investigation and examination of Roger Ailes, who died this morning of complications of a subdural hematoma after he fell at home injuring his head.

Hemophilia contributed to his death and his manner of death was accidental. There was no evidence of foul play.

No further information will be available at this time. The medical examiner report will be available in 3-4 weeks.

Earlier Story:

The body of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes will be taken to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office.  

News of 77-year old Ailes' death was announced Thursday morning by a statement from his wife, posted online, calling him a "loving husband," father and "loyal friend," as well as a "patriot."  

The Medical Examiner didn't disclose from where his body is being taken, but our CBS 12 partners are outside Ailes' home in Palm Beach, where Ailes reportedly fell last week, leading to a blood clot.  A police officer is parked outside the home.  

Ailes founded Fox News in 1996 and resigned last July in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

Here's the first of several tweets from NewsRadio 1290 WJNO's and Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity regarding Ailes:

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