This aerial photo shows Irwin Jacobs home in Orono, Minn., Wednesday, April 20, 2019. Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people found at the Lake Minnetonka mansion of Irwin Jacobs, a prominent Minnesota businessman who once owned a minority share in the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
The children of a one-time part owner of the Minnesota Vikings and his wife have asked for privacy while they grieve their parents' deaths.
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Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs' children confirmed their parents' deaths in a short statement issued Wednesday through a public relations firm.
Authorities haven't publicly identified the couple but said they were investigating the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found Wednesday in a bed in the Jacobs' home in the Minneapolis suburb of Orono. Police say they aren't seeking any suspects.
The 77-year-old Irwin Jacobs had a stake in the Vikings in the 1980s, when he gained notoriety as a corporate raider who bought out underperforming companies at a profit. He also owned household products company J.R. Watkins Co. for more than 40 years.