Tributes Pour in For Mike Ilitch
As word began to spread about the passing of Detroit business and sports giant Mike Ilitch, tributes began to be expressed.
Governor Rick Snyder issued this statement:
“Mike Ilitch stood as a powerhouse in so many ways across Michigan, and we are a better state today because of the positive differences he made in our communities. He was a strong businessman, an innovative leader, and a loving family man. He was passionate about the city of Detroit and served a critical role in the city’s comeback, investing time, effort, and resources to help craft a better vision for Detroit.
“Whether at Comerica Park, the Fox Theatre, or a Red Wings playoff game, Mike had a role in helping create some of our favorite memories, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts."