Name: Rodney King
Birth Name: 
Rodney Glen King
Birth Date: 
April 2, 1965
Birth Place: 
Sacramento, California
Relationship Status: 
Passed away on June 17, 2012
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Rodney King Found Dead at 47

Posted Sunday June 17, 2012 1:09 PM GMT

Known as the man who ended up sparking the Los Angeles riots, it's sadly being reported that Rodney King was found dead early Sunday morning (June 17).

Police indicate that the 47-year-old's fiancée found him unresponsive while lying at the bottom of their pool and, while Officers responded at the scene and attempted to perform CPR, it ended up being too late.

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