Mike the tiger, or Mike VI, a Louisiana icon in College Athletics passed away yesterday after battling cancer. LSU produced a moving tribute to their beloved mascot as a way to say good bye.

Mike VI was diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer back in May.

From LSU's YouTube channel -

LSU’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, passed away today, Oct. 11. Mike VI was born on July 23, 2005, and adopted by LSU in 2007. He was 11 years old at the time of his passing.