Louisville philanthropist Frazier dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville philanthropist Owsley Brown Frazier has died. He was 77.

Frazier, an heir to the founder of liquor giant Brown-Forman Corp., died Thursday after a long illness, Brown-Forman spokesman Phil Lynch said.

Frazier raised more than $500 million for local schools and universities, including the private Bellarmine University and his alma mater, the University of Louisville, where last year he gave the school its largest single donation at $25 million.

Frazier also was the founder of the successful Frazier International History Museum in downtown Louisville. It houses many weapons from his vast private collection.