Zelma Redding Hospitalized

8:40 AM, Mar 3, 2011   |    comments
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The widow of Macon musical legend Otis Redding is hospitalized in Atlanta due to what her family calls "an ongoing medical condition."

They're not releasing details on Zelma Redding's condition.

But in an email to 13WMAZ, her daughter, Karla Redding-Andrews wrote that her mother "continues to improve each day and we are all appreciative of the concerns and prayers from our community."

Redding-Andrews is chairwoman of the state Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority, and the board's Wednesday morning meeting was canceled due to what staff called a Redding family emergency.

Otis Redding died in a plane crash in 1967.

His 67-year-old widow has helped manage the family's Big O Youth Educational Foundation and still lives at their Big O Ranch in Jones County.

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