Detroit Auto Industry Icon Lee Iacocca, Who Helped Save Chrysler, Dies at 94

July 03, 2019, 1:05 AM

Lee Iacocca with President Bill Clinton in 1993. (Ralph Answang for the White House; photo archived in Clinton Presidential Library)

Former auto industry giant Lee Iacocca, who was regarded as the father of the Ford Mustang, and is credited with helping save Chrysler from bankruptcy in the 1980s while chairman, has died, TMZ and other media report. He was 94.

A family member tells TMZ Iacocca passed away, but could not provide any further detail.

Iacocca was a national celebrity who appeared in some Chrysler commercials, saying: "If you can find a better car, buy it."

Born in Allentown, Pa., he lived in Bloomfield Hills while at the helm of Chrsler.

Read Obituaries:

Lee Iacocca, Visionary Automaker Who Led Both Ford and Chrysler, Is Dead at 94 (NY Times)

Auto industry icon Lee Iacocca dies at 94. He helped launch the Ford Mustang and saved Chrysler from bankruptcy. (Washington Post)

Lee Iacocca, Mustang mastermind and tireless Chrysler savior, dies at 94 (Automotive News)

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