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The Rodrigue family announces funeral arrangements

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (KTBS) -

The Rodrigue family invites the community to join them in mourning the passing of internationally renowned and beloved artist George Rodrigue. Rodrigue passed away on December 14, 2013 at Houston Methodist Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

A public mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at St. Louis Cathedral, the Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Michael Aymond will be officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the mass and conclude at 2:30 PM.

Burial and graveside service will take place the following day, Friday, December 20, 2013 at Holy Family Cemetery in New Iberia, Louisiana at 1:00 PM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, 747 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 or www.RodrigueFoundation.org. The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts advocates for the use of the arts in the development of Louisiana's youth through arts-integration, scholarships, and professional development for educators through the Louisiana A+ Schools program.

Statement from the Rodrigue Family on Funeral Arrangements for George Rodrigue:

While we mourn the loss of our loving husband, father and friend, we have found great comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by George and his unique artistic gift.

We invite all of George's extended family of friends and fans to join us in celebrating his rich life and legacy. George will remain a presence in the hearts of the people who got to know him and his work will continue to inspire for generations to come.

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