Mike Ilitch facts for kids
Michael "Mike" Ilitch Sr. (July 20, 1929 – February 10, 2017) was an American entrepreneur. He was the founder and owner of the international fast food franchise Little Caesars. He also owned the sports teams Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and Detroit Tigers of the Major League Baseball.
From 1994 until her death in 2005, Ilitch paid Rosa Parks' rent to help her live in a safer part of Detroit.
Ilitch died on February 10, 2017 at a hospital in Detroit, at the age of 87.
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