DETROIT -

Ted Gatzaros passed away Wednesday night after a long battle with lung cancer.

The Greektown developer, along with his wife Maria, developed dozens of properties across metro Detroit.

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Fishbones was among the properties he owned and operated in Greektown.

Rob Young, a representative from Fishbones, told Local 4 that Gatzaros was one of the most tenacious, strong-spirited men he had every known. He described him as a great friend who was honest and loyal.

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