People-Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Ilitch dead at 87

* Red Wings won four Stanley Cups under his ownership * Transformed Tigers into successful franchise (Adds detail, reaction) Feb 10 (Reuters) – American entrepreneur and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died on Friday at the age of 87, his company announced in a statement. Ilitch, a first generation American of Macedonian descent who founded international fast food franchise Little Caesars Pizza, had owned the Tigers since 1992 and the Red Wings since 1982. “My father was a once-in-a-generation entrepreneur, visionary and leader, setting the tone for our organization and our family,” Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, said in a statement.Animal and Pet News

February 11, 2017 3:21 pm

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