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Former State Rep. Otto Beatty Jr. Pass Away At 81

 Former State Rep.Otto Beatty Jr. and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
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Former State Rep.Otto Beatty Jr. and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty. Otto Beatty Jr. passed away on Friday, May 14 at the age of 81 years old.

Former Ohio State Rep. Otto Beatty Jr. died on Friday. His wife Congresswoman Joyce Beatty announced his death on Twitter. Otto Beatty Junior was 81 years old.

In a tweet she said, "Otto will be missed but his legacy will live on eternally."

Otto served 18 years in the Ohio House from 1980-1998 and was also an attorney.

City councilman Shannon Hardin tweeted "Columbus lost a community giant today" and that Beatty was a father figure to many in Columbus.