Funeral arrangements set for famed Blue Dog artist

New Orleans, La. - 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.