Mike the Tiger Passes Away

It's a sad day for LSU and LSU fans. Mike the Tiger V died overnight.

Mike was 17 years old. He was introduced as Mike V at the LSU/Alabama basketball game in February 1990.

Mike V was also the first to occupy the new habitat that expanded the area he had to roam and play outside the Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU officials will hold a press conference at 2:00pm on the death of Mike, the latest Bengal tiger to inspire LSU fans.