UPDATE (5/18/17 at 1:19 p.m.): CNN is now reporting substantially the same information as Sherman. According to their report, after a fall last week at home in Palm Beach, Ailes “suffered complications” and fell into a coma. A blood clot is not specifically mentioned, but is not ruled out, either.
On Thursday morning, details began to surface regarding the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes at the age of 77.
Gabriel Sherman — the New York Magazine reporter who wrote a book about Ailes released in 2014 and has been on the Fox News beat ever since — tweeted that the veteran Republican operative died of complications from blood clot:
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.