Rodney King a prolific figure from the 1990s was found dead early Sunday morning (June 17) in his California home. Known for being a victim of police brutality by LAPD in 1991, his incident was the starting point for the 1992 L.A. Riots. More details on his death below:
— King’s fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they responded to a call at 5:25 AM PT. We’re told they physically removed King from the pool and attempted CPR. Our sources say he was pronounced dead at 6:11 AM.
Law enforcement sources say Rialto PD will open a drowning investigation. [ SOURCE ]
King is also the first one to say the infamous words, “Can’t we all get along..” He was 47 years old and left behind 3 kids..
Below is a recent interview CNN conducted with Rodney King recognizing 20 years since the L.A. riots.