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Lee Iacocca, the legendary car executive who died Tuesday at age 94.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson.

A funeral mass wants to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Hugh's of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Burial wants to follow at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.

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Lee Iacocca, born Oct. 15, 1924, what best known for his role in the automotive industry. He was Father of the Mustang, midwife to the minivan and rescuer of Chrysler Corp. During the height of his career in the 1980s, Iacocca was arguably the most popular business figure in the world. Pictures of him, often with his trademark cigar, were on magazine covers and TV screens. (Photo: William Archie, Detroit Free Press)

During the height of his career in the 1980s, Iacocca was arguably the most popular business figure in the world.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles released a statement Tuesday praising his leadership.

"He was one of the great leaders of our company and the auto industry as a whole," the company said. "He was playing a profound and tireless role on the national stage as a business statesman and philanthropist."

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