Actor Michael Douglas updated his Instagram feed and paid tribute to his close friend and the shareholder of McLaren, Mansour Ojjeh, with a farewell message.
Mansour Ojjeh, a shareholder of the McLaren Formula 1 team since 1984, has died at the age of 68. In a statement made by McLaren on Sunday morning, it was learned that the Swiss-born businessman passed away while he was with his family in Genoa.
Ojjeh had a double lung transplant in 2013 for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (lung disease). Although he returned to full health and continued to work with McLaren, he left his place in the team to his son Sultan in 2020.
Ojjeh’s close friends, Formula 1 teams, celebrities, and many businessmen have taken to social media to express their grief over his death. Michae Douglas posted a throwback photo with Ojjeh, expressing his deep sadness over his death.
Here’s what Michael Douglas wrote:
“RIP to my friend, brother, and racing team owner Mansour Ojjeh. Mansour was truly one of a kind; an amazing friend who meant so much to my family and I. I will be forever grateful for his friendship and kindness. Sending all my love and deepest sympathies to Kathy, Lana, Lia, Sara, and Sultan.”
See the Instagram post below.