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At LSU, Mike the Tiger’s passing is more than just the loss of a mascot

Hearts are heavy in Baton Rouge because a campus centerpiece is gone. LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, died by euthanasia on Tuesday. He lived to 11 years old, and he spent nine of those 11 years at LSU. In May, Mike VI was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, and he underwent radiotherapy. Rest in peace, #MikeVIhttps://t.co/JL9stSeHiQ pic.twitter.com/ddPSXZAwea — LSU (@lsu) October 11, 2016 The university has had five Mike the Tigers, starting in 1936.
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