RENO, NV - The man known as the local "Chicken Wing King" has died.
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Willie Davison passed away over the weekend.
Davison co-founded Hot August Nights and founded the Great International Chicken Wing Society Cookoff.
We spoke with him just a few weeks ago at the cookoff at the Atlantis. The event drew 30-thousand people, despite the smoky skies from the Rim Fire.
A celebration of his life will be held this Saturday at the Sparks Recreation Department on Richards Way at 11AM.
Davison was 64 years old.