MACON, Ga. — The son of Macon’s musical legend Otis Redding has died. Otis Redding III died around 9:45 on Tuesday at Atrium Health Navicent, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones
Karla Redding-Andrews released a statement on the Otis Redding Foundation Facebook page that said Redding died battling cancer.
Redding followed in his father’s footsteps as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and he performed with his brothers as ‘The Reddings.’
He also volunteered with local organizations like Meals on Wheels, St. Jude’s and the family’s own Otis Redding Foundation.
Otis Redding III was 59 years old.
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."