He was an auto industry legend like few others.

Pennsylvania-born Lee Iacocca, once one of this country’s top business executives — and a man credited with rescuing Chrysler from near-bankruptcy in the 1980s — passed away on Tuesday, his youngest daughter confirmed and multiple outlets are reporting on Tuesday evening.

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He was 94.

The cause was complications from Parkinson’s Disease, according to The Washington Post.

Iacocca was instrumental in creating both the Ford Mustang and the Chrysler Minivan.

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Iacocca is survived by two daughters and eight grandchildren, Fox 8 Cleveland noted.

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 15, 1924, Iacocca began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1946 — and was a major figure in the development of the Ford Mustang, the first car of its kind.

In 1970 he was named president of Ford — but just eight short years later, Henry Ford Jr. canned him.

“I began my life as the son of immigrants, and I worked my way up to the presidency of the Ford Motor Company,” Iacocca detailed in his 1984 autobiography.

“When I finally got there, I was on top of the world. But then fate said to me: ‘Wait. We’re not finished with you. Now you’re going to find out what it feels like to get kicked off Mt. Everest!’”

Chrysler Corporation then hired him in 1978 — and one year later, he was appointed CEO. He is credited with rescuing the company from bankruptcy and convinced Congress to approve a bailout to help achieve that.

In the 1980s President Ronald Reagan appointed Iacocca as chair of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial Commission — which raised money to restore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Iacocca retired from Chrysler in 1992 — but he and the company weren’t done with each other. In the mid 1990s each filed suit against the other — suits they later settled in 1996.

He was a graduate of Princeton University.

Some of his best-known quotes are the following:

  • “Management is nothing more than motivating other people.”
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”
  • “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”

This article has been updated.