Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes is dead at 77 after collapsing in his Florida home over a week ago and falling into a coma late Wednesday night. Ailes is credited with building the Fox News channel into a cable powerhouse for Rupert Murdoch and was also accused of sexual harassment by multiple women at Fox, including Megyn Kelly, who is now at NBC.

Kelly's memoir Paying It Forward accused her former boss of sexually-charged moments behind closed doors in Ailes' office at Fox; understated threats that he'd destroy her if she told anyone and even a forced kiss on the lips. After Kelly's book was published other women came forward with similar claims.

So today's news is sad -- devastating -- for Ailes' family and former colleagues who are still loyal to the former Fox chief. Friends like Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera paid tribute:

While others raged against the alleged sexual offender, even post-mortem: