17th Street Barbeque Legend Mike Mills Passes Away

17th Street Barbeque Legend Mike Mills Passes Away

MURPHYSBORO – Another local legend – barbecue pitmaster Mike Mills – has passed away.

According to a post on 17th Street Barbecue social media pages made by Mike’s daughter Amy, Mills died Tuesday after a battle with non-COVID related health issues.

Mills was the founder of 17th Street Barbecue and a world-renowned pitmaster, winning championships all over the barbecue circuit both on his own and as co-captain of the Apple City BBQ team. He was affectionally referred to by pitmasters as “The Legend” and was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2010.

Funeral details will be forthcoming.

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