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Rocky Wertz Death – Chicago Blackhawks Owner, Rockwell Rocky Wortz Dead, Cause Of Death



Information reaching our news desk has it that Chicago Blaclhawks owner, Rockwel Rocky Wirtz has reportedly passed away at the age of 70.

News about his death was confirmed in a press release by his son Danny Wirtz.

“Our hearts are very heavy today, Our dad was a passionate businessman committed to making Chicago a great place to live, work and visit, but his true love was for his family and close friends. He was a loving father, a devoted husband to Marilyn, a brother, a nephew, an uncle and a doting grandfather to his six remarkable grandchildren. His passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of many and we will miss him terribly.”

Born October 5, 1952, Wirtz grew up in the Chicago area and was a graduate of Northwestern University. He worked with the Wirtz Corporation, which was founded by his grandfather Arthur Wirtz, who first bought a stake in the Blackhawks in 1950 before taking full ownership in 1966.

When he died in 1983, Bill took control of the franchise until his death in 2007. Originally, it was Peter Wirtz that was named the owner, but he switch control to Rocky soon after and left the franchise.

When he took over the franchise, Wirtz immediately began new initiatives to win back old fans that had been lost in the post-Chicago Stadium era when the team’s fortunes on the ice began to slide.


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