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LSU mascot Mike VI dies after cancer battle

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mike VI, the 11-year-old tiger mascot at Louisiana State University, has died after a four-month battle with cancer, the school announced Tuesday. Mike VI was euthanized in its "night house" on the Baton Rouge campus by Dr. David Baker of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the school said in a statement. The tiger? had been moved into hospice Monday after his handlers said the tiger's health had declined to the point that he couldn't be outside anymore. The announcement triggered a wave of online tributes for the 11-year-old tiger, which LSU has said was one of only two live tiger college mascots in the U.S. and the only one living on a college campus. "Thanks for the memories and all the joy you brought to the #LSU family,"?Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a Twitter post. LSU said there won't a formal memorial service for Mike VI, but the school encouraged fans to share their "memories, stories and photos"...
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