Cincinnati's 'Hat Man' found dead at motel

Avtar Gill
Avtar Gill
Source: Mark Byron
Source: Mark Byron

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A man who has been a fixture at several events in downtown Cincinnati has died.

Avtar Gill, affectionately known as 'Hat Man' was found dead over the weekend at the Budget Host Motel on Central Parkway.

It's unclear how Gill died.

An employee at the Budget Host Motel tells FOX19 that Gill was a long stay customer and they are sad to see him go.

Gill was well known for walking around downtown Cincinnati wearing large hats with signs on them.

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