L.A. Riot Beating Victim Rodney King Found Dead At 47


Rodney King, whose 1991 assault by the LAPD made headlines, has been found dead at 47.

A 911 call came in at around 5:30 a.m. this morning from King’s fiance, Cynthia Kelley.

Kelley revealed that King had been drinking all day and smoking weed before she went to bed at around 2:00 a.m. She woke up at 5:00 a.m. to Rodney naked and screaming while banging on the glass in the backyard.

Kelley said she went to get her phone when he heard a huge splash and found him in the bottom of the pool and called 911.

Officers found his body at the bottom of the pool and attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead.

There were no signs of foul play or any obvious injuries on King’s body. Police are conducting a drowning investigation.

Rodney King made headlines when he was beaten during L.A. Riots:

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