Former Brown-Forman Chairman Owsley Brown II Passes Away

Louisville philanthropist Owsley Brown II has died at the age of 69. Family members say Brown passed away last night.

Brown worked in the family’s Brown-Forman liquor business for about 40 years, was CEO from 1993-2005, and most recently, served as Chairman until his retirement in 2007.

After retiring, Brown focused on philanthropy, supporting Actors Theatre, and the Fund for the Arts, among other artistic, environmental, and historic preservation causes.