King was found dead this morning at the age of 47.
According to various media sources, King’s fiancee found him dead at the bottom of a pool.
King made headlines back in 1991 when he was the victim of severe police brutality from the LAPD.
The police officers involved were acquitted the following year, leading to massive rioting in L.A.
Check out video of the brutal Rodney King beating below.
- Rodney King: from Rebellion to Redemption (wnyc.org)
- La Riots 1992 Anniversary History (socyberty.com)
- Rodney King is Engaged (since1910.com)
- LA riots 20 years later: Social media comes of age in the wake of Rodney King (thegrio.com)