Mills Bee Lane III was a two-term district court judge in Washoe County, Nevada, as well as a professional boxer from the United States, a boxing referee, and a television personality.
Lane was most known for his roles in the syndicated court show Judge Mills Lane and as a referee for multiple heavyweight championship boxing matches in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
Lane made his first public appearance in years during the dedication of a new courthouse named after him in Reno in May 2006.
The Mills B. Lane Justice Center houses the Reno Municipal Court and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
Lane died at the age of 85 on December 6, 2022, in Reno, Nevada.
When did Mills Lane have a stroke?
In March 2002, Lane, who was famous for saying “Let’s get it on” before fights, suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak.
During his final days, his wife Kay and kids Terry and Tommy were by his side.