American entrepreneurDied when: 87 years 205 days (1050 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Michael Ilitch Sr. (July 20, 1929 – February 10, 2017) was an American entrepreneur, founder and owner of the international fast food franchise Little Caesars Pizza.
He owned the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.Ilitch was at the center of Detroit's downtown redevelopment efforts; he purchased and renovated the Fox Theatre and relocated his business headquarters (Ilitch Holdings) there.
He also owned Olympia Entertainment.A first generation American of Macedonian descent, he was married to Marian Bayoff Ilitch.
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