Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer dies at age 85

Malcolm Glazer, who bought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 and turned the perennial loser into Super Bowl champions seven years later, died on Wednesday morning the team announced.
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In this May 25, 2005 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers team owner and president Malcolm Glazer smiles at the announcement of Tampa Bay being awarded the 2009 Super Bowl, during the NFL's Spring Meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington. Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and English soccer's Manchester United, has died. He was 85. The Bucs said Glazer died Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FILE - In this May 25, 2005 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers team owner and president Malcolm Glazer smiles at the announcement of Tampa Bay being awarded the 2009 Super Bowl, during the NFL's Spring Meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington. Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and English soccer's Manchester United, has died. He was 85. The Bucs said Glazer died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' owner Malcolm Glazer holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl XXXVII, in which his team defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, in San Diego

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' owner Malcolm Glazer holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl XXXVII, in which his team defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, in San Diego, California in this file photo from January 26, 2003. Glazer, 85, owner of English football club Manchester United and American football franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died on May 28, 2014, according to reports. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL OBITUARY)

Tampa Bay Bucaneers owner Malcolm Glazer looks on as U.S. President George W. Bush smiles after being presented with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football jersey during a stop at the team's training camp in Tampa

Tampa Bay Bucaneers owner Malcolm Glazer (L) looks on as U.S. President George W. Bush smiles after being presented with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football jersey during a stop at the team's training camp in Tampa, Florida in this file photo from September 21, 2006. Glazer, 85, owner of English football club Manchester United and American football franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died on May 28, 2014, according to reports. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OBITUARY)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer is on the sidelines before play against the Buffalo Bills September 18, 2005 in Tampa. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer is on the sidelines before play against the Buffalo Bills September 18, 2005 in Tampa. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Buccaneers @ Jets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner, Malcolm Glazer against New York Jets on Oct. 9, 2005 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. The Jets won 14-12.  (Bob Leverone/Sporting News)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer looks on before a game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2006 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 27-13 to win the NFC South Division. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Malcolm Glazer, the owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before the game against the Washington Redkins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 7, 2006 in Tampa, Florida. The Redskins defeated the Bucs 17-10. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Billionaire and NFL team owner Glazer dies at 85

Avie Glazer, son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer, walks along the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday Nov. 4, 2007 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

United fans still bitter over Glazer takeover

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer celebrates the Bucs' 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego. Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and English soccer's Manchester United, has died. He was 85. The Bucs said Glazer died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)