"The City of Indianapolis today lost a true partner and friend with the death of Mel Simon. Mel and the entire Simon family have done great work in strengthening our local economy and improving our downtown district. Mel will be truly missed and forever remembered for his many contributions to this city and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time."
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Mel Simon Dead At 82
Indianapolis mall developer and Indiana Pacers co-owner Mel Simon is dead at the age of 82 according to the Star. There had been recent reports of his ailing health but no official word from the family to confirm it. The IBJ's Cory Schouten has more on Simon's life here. Mayor Greg Ballard's office released the following statement on his death: