Rodney King Of L.A. Riots Fame Dead At 47
Rodney King, the motorist who gained nationwide fame during the Los Angeles Riots of 1991 has died. King was 47 years old. From TMZ:
Rodney King, the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots — was found dead this morning in Rialito, CA. He was 47.
According to our sources, 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.
It’ll be interesting to see what his cause of death turns out to be. Mr. King was no stranger to trouble before or after the L.A. Riots incident, so I am wondering how Mr. King passed away. King had just finished writing a book on the incident and it has been in store for a little over a month. Sad he won’t get to see how his book is received.