After battling a rare form of cancer for months, LSU’s Mike VI passed away on Tuesday.
He had been in Baton Rouge since 2007 when the university adopted him from a rescue facility.
The news of the live tiger’s passing hit the entire college football world.We gathered some of the reactions on Twitter as people paid tribute to Mike VI:
He was more than a mascot.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 11, 2016
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) October 11, 2016
Sad day at LSU https://t.co/wDNGgAmZgF
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 11, 2016
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 11, 2016
Run free, Big Guy. Wish I'd gotten to see you one more time. https://t.co/4moppzofgI
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) October 11, 2016
— Wesley Sinor (@WesleySinor) October 11, 2016
— Marcus Spears (@mspear96) October 11, 2016
— Bill Bender (@BillBender92) October 11, 2016
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) October 11, 2016