Fans flood social media to mourn Mike Ilitch

The Detroit News

Moments after the news of Mike Ilitch's death, fans and friends took to social media to express their sadness over the loss of the Detroit icon.

Red Wings  owner Mike Ilitch rolls down the parade route in the Wings' Stanley Cup parade down Woodward in Detroit, June 6, 2008.

Many focused on his role with the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, and many focused on his work as a businessmen, investor and philanthropist, investing in Detroit at a time when no one else would.

And others toasted with a Little Caesars pizza.

Here's what they had to say:

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