Otis Redding III, guitarist and son of legendary soul singer Otis Redding, dies at 59

Otis Redding III performs at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Georgia on September 11, 2016
(Image credit: Chris McKay/Getty Images)

Otis Redding III, a seasoned guitarist and the son of soul legend Otis Redding, has died at the age of 59.

Redding's death was confirmed on Wednesday (April 19) by his family via a Facebook post from The Otis Redding Foundation. He had been suffering from cancer.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.