Rodney King was found dead on father's day in the wake of the a.m. by his fiancee at the bottom of their pool. Just in case your wondering who Rodney King is, he is the black man that was the center of the L.A. riots in 1991. King was nearly beaten to death by several officers. The situation heightened when thevideo tape surfaced of the officers repeatedly assaulting an unresponsive King. When the courts overturned a not guiltyverdict, a riot uprooted in Los Angeles. Rodney King will be best remember for his quote, "Can We All Just Get Along". Wow, my condolences are with the family of the late Rodney King. Here is the story as TMZ reported it.
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 thepool 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.