Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died Wednesday at the age of 85, the Bucs announced.
Glazer’s health had been in decline in recent years and his sons Joel, Bryan and Ed had taken over the day-to-day operations of the Bucs.
Glazer purchased the Buccaneers in 1995 for $192 million. Since the purchase, the Bucs have earned seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and won its first Super Bowl championship in 2002.
Glazer bought Manchester United for $1.47 billion in 2005. The club has won five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013) since Glazer bought the team and also captured the Champions League title in 2008.
From the team’s website:
“A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.
“Mr. Glazer’s long established estate succession plan has assured the Buccaneers will remain with the Glazer family for generations to come. Linda Glazer, along with their five sons and daughter, will continue to own and operate the team as they have throughout the family’s ownership.
“A private family funeral service will be held for Mr.Glazer. The opportunity for others to remember and celebrate Mr. Glazer’s life will be announced at a future date.”