Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot, has passed away, according to a University Relations news release. He was humanely euthanized in his night house by LSU’s attending veterinarian, Dr. David Baker. The tiger entered hospice care yesterday.

Mike was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in May. He underwent treatment at Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake cancer center for his illness.

LSU has begun its search for a donated tiger from a rescue facility.

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