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Funeral arrangements for Allen Toussaint set for Friday


Funeral arrangements for New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint have been set for Friday at the Orpheum Theater. The public is invited to the visitation, which will take place from 8 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A tribute will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a private burial. 

Toussaint passed away Tuesday November 10th at the age of 77 following a heart attack, while on tour in Madrid, Spain. 

Over the years, Toussaint has captured the hearts of fans from around the world, boasting his skills as a singer, songwriter, producer, bandleader and arranger. He has also worked with several big-name performers such as Irma Thomas, Fats Domino and Ernie K. Doe, just to name a few. 

Toussaint's family asks that contributions be sent to New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness (NOAAHH), C/O Loyola University New Orleans, Campus Box 12, New Orleans, LA 70118 

Arrangements have been made by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. 

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