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Cincinnati remembers Avtar Gill, The Hat Man

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OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) -

A number of Cincinnatians came out on Saturday to pay tribute to a fixture in downtown life. 

Around 50 people showed up at a memorial for Avtar Gill, also known as "The Hat Man," at Findlay Market on Saturday. Many wore hats with messages to and about Avtar. Some saying "RIP Avtar", "I heart Avtar", and still others with just a simple "thank you Avtar."

Cincinnati City Council members Chris Seelbach and P.G. Sittenfeld attended the event that was held Saturday afternoon in Findlay Market.

The event was created by a Facebook group named "Avtar Gill aka "The Hat Man of Cincinnati,"" where those who knew Avtar have been sharing pictures and memories.

Gill was known for wearing messages on hats at many Cincinnati events.

Avtar Gill died last weekend at a Budget Host motel where he had been staying. A hotel employee says that they are sad to see him go.

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