Otis Redding’s son, a musical hero in Macon, has passed away. According to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, Otis Redding III passed away on Tuesday at Atrium Health Navicent about 9:45 a.m.
Otis Redding passed away after a battle with cancer, according to a statement posted by Karla Redding-Andrews on the Otis Redding Foundation Facebook page.
Redding performed with his brothers as “The Reddings,” continuing his father’s musical legacy as a singer, composer, and guitarist.
Additionally, he contributed his time to neighborhood charities including Meals on Wheels, St. Jude’s, and the Redding family’s own Otis Foundation.
The age of Otis Redding III was 59.
Here is the full statement from Karla Redding-Andrews:
“It is with heavy hearts that the family of Otis Redding III confirms that he lost his battle with cancer last evening at Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, Ga. Otis was 59 years old. Please keep our family in your prayers at this time and please respect our privacy as we consume this huge loss.
Arrangements will be announced at a later date.”
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