The death of Mike the Tiger (Mike VI) shook the Tiger Nation this week and many are mourning the loss. Mike VI spent 9 of his 11 years at LSU and was euthanized Tuesday due to his progressive battle with cancer.
We have sad news to pass along this afternoon...after a 4 month battle against cancer, LSU Mascot Mike the Tiger (VI) has passed away.
The announcement is not a shock, as the battle with cancer has been very public and well documented through the University...
As we all know, Mike the Tiger VI has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and with that information in the news, PETA has come forward and demands that LSU stop the tradition of having live Bengal tigers as LSU's mascots.