Otis Redding III, singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer and son of soul icon Otis Redding has died. According to Macon-Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, his passing occurred late evening on April 18th.
A statement on social media from Redding’s sister Karla Redding-Andrews reads:
Destined to follow in his father’s famous footsteps, Otis III began his own musical journey in the late 1970s alongside brother Dexter and cousin Mark Lockett under the banner of The Reddings. Beginning in 1980, the group released six albums throughout the decade earning respectable hits with songs like “Remote Control” and “Call The Law”. In 1993, Otis became a guitarist for Eddie Floyd and toured extensively as a sideman and solo artist.
Redding remained committed to his father’s legacy through The Otis Redding Foundation and its annual camp for aspiring musicians, continuing to perform on his own while supporting area artists as a producer, arranger, and songwriter through his ORM, INC entertainment company.
In addition, Redding was also the chairman of Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia, an organization he campaigned for passionately.
A public visitation will be held at the Macon City Auditorium on Monday, April 24th from 4pm-6pm.