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Roger Ailes fell, hit head at Palm Beach home on May 10, no evidence of foul play

Posted at 11:21 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 18:58:05-04

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes fell and hit his head at his $36 million Palm Beach home eight days before his death was announced Thursday morning, local EMTs confirmed.

On May 10, a call to the Palm Beach Police Department indicated Ailes had accidentally fallen and injured his head.


"There is serious bleeding ... he is not completely alert," the 911 call said.

It indicates Ailes "fell and hit his head" at ground level and that he was conscious and breathing. The call came at 1:49 p.m.

Ailes bought his beachfront Palm Beach mansion in September 2016. 

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner ruled the death was accidental. The office said hemophilia contributed to his death and there was no evidence of foul play.

Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's statement: 

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.


Ailes founded Fox News and led it for 20 years.  He resigned earlier this year amid sexual harassment claims from former employees.


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