Mike Ilitch was a titan in sports and in his over 30 years as owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, he touched a lot of people’s lives. After his passing at the age of 87, many from the sports world took to Twitter to share their condolences.
Condolences to the Ilitch Family on the passing of Mike Ilitch a Detroit Icon who was the Principal Reason for Success of Detroit Red Wings
— scott bowman (@coachwsb) February 11, 2017
Saddened to hear of Mr. Ilitch passing. He was a remarkable human and a champion for the city of Detroit. I am honored to play for his team.
— James McCann (@JamesMcCann34) February 10, 2017
Sad news, the passing of Mike Ilitch is a big loss to the entire hockey community.A class guy who always treated people with great respect.
— Butch Goring (@91Butch) February 11, 2017
RIP Mr I. Ive not been n ur organization long but I knew it was one I wanted to be a part of. We will rejoice in all u have done for Detroit
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) February 11, 2017
R.I.P. Mr. I.
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) February 11, 2017