Fox hosts, media figures pay respects to Ailes on Twitter

Fox hosts, media figures pay respects to Ailes on Twitter

Media luminaries and top Fox News figures took to Twitter on Thursday to express condolences for the death of longtime Fox head Roger Ailes.

Aides died Thursday at 77, just 10 months after his stunning departure from Fox News.

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“Roger Ailes founded one of the most important and successful media outlets in American history.  I will miss his friendship dearly,” longtime Fox contributor Laura Ingraham tweeted.

“R.I.P Roger Ailes- you changed television as we know it,” said Fox host Eric Bolling.

“Roger brought news to life. A true American classic. So many stories,” wrote Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report.

Here are some of the reaction tweets Thursday morning: