Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
Feb. 10, 2017
"Mike Ilitch was a visionary who always believed in the City of Detroit and its potential. He continued to invest in Detroit and our sports teams when others were turning away. Mr. Ilitch's leadership and passion were unmatched and he will always be remembered in the legacy of Detroit and our state.
He will truly be missed and my condolences are with the Ilitch family during this difficult time."