Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer sadly passed away on Wednesday morning, at the age of 86.
The American businessman, who also owned the NFL franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaves behind wife Linda, along with their six children - five sons, one daughter - and 14 grandchildren.
Glazer first purchased the Buccaneers in 1995, and under his stewardship the Florida-based franchise enjoyed significant success and claimed their first Super Bowl championship in 2002.
During that time, the Bucs also earned seven playoff berths and recorded five playoff wins, while Glazer juggled responsibilities that came with owning an American Football team with an additional role on the NFL's National Finance Committee.
In 2005, the Glazer family went on to purchase Manchester United in a £750 million deal, and in the past nine years have helped oversee five Premier League title triumphs at Old Trafford as well as one successful Champions League quest in 2008.
The Buccaneers official website confirmed that Mr. Glazer’s long established estate succession plan has assured that Tampa Bay will remain with the Glazer family for generations to come, who will continue to own and operate the team as they have throughout the family’s ownership.
It remains to be seen what impact Mr. Glazer's passing will have - if any - on the ownership of Manchester United moving forward.