Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer has died, the team said Wednesday. He was 85.
Glazer, who purchased the Buccaneers in 1995 and watched them win the Super Bowl in 2003, also owned soccer powerhouse Manchester United, which he bought in 2005.
The Buccaneers said Glazer’s wife, Linda, along with their five sons and a daughter, will continue to own and operate the Buccaneers and the franchise will be owned by the family “for generations to come.”
Glazer served on the NFL’s finance committee and was a key player in bringing Super Bowls to the Tampa area.
Born Aug. 25, 1928, in Rochester, N.Y., Glazer inherited his father's watch-repair business at age 15. He grew the company into one valued at $1.5 billion. Among his other ventures were an oil and gas company, shopping malls and trailer parks.