Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement about the death of Owsley Brown II. The 69 year old businessman and philanthropist died Monday after a short illness.
“Owsley Brown has left a legacy in our city in so many ways, from the arts to education to the business community. I’ve lost a dear friend and the community has lost a compassionate man of rare leadership and generosity. Owsley lifted up so many people in so many ways. His greatest legacy will be the loving and kind way he led Brown-Forman and gave back to our city. He was an exceptional human being.”