Rodney King: Dead At 47

Sun, June 17, 2012 11:37am EDT by 9 Comments
Rodney King Dead

Rodney, whose infamous beating spurred the LA riots, was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool — how tragic.

Rodney King — whose 1991 assault by the LAPD made him the face of the resulting LA riots — has died.

Rodney was found by his fiancée at the bottom of his swimming pool at their Rialito, Calif. home, TMZ reports. A drowning investigation is being opened by police.

We wish Rodney’s family the best during this difficult time.

[TMZ]

— William Earl

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