- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Richard Holland, a philanthropist whose last name graces Omaha’s renowned performing arts center, has died.

His personal assistant, Debra Love, said Wednesday that Holland died at home Tuesday night. He was 95. Services are pending.

Holland and his late wife, Mary Ann, donated millions for what became the Holland Performing Arts Center - famed since its opening in 2005 for its acoustics. The Hollands aided the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Child Saving Institute, among other organizations.

Holland worked in advertising and amassed a fortune by investing in Berkshire Hathaway, which is run by financial guru Warren Buffett.

Buffett said Wednesday that Holland “was a wonderful friend and partner for 60 years and an outstanding citizen both in respect to local and national activities.”


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