LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Father Maurice Chase, better known as “Father Dollar Bill”, has died. He was 92 years old.
The retired Catholic priest was well known for handing out dollar bills, and sometimes larger denominations, to the needy on Skid Row.
Chase passed out the donations every Thanksgiving and Christmas, giving away as much as $20,000 at a time.
His efforts were made possible over the years by celebrity donors such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and John Wayne.
Chase had suffered from cancer. He died at his home in Los Angeles Sunday night.