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Rodney King

Born: 1965-04-02 - Died: 2012-06-17
Cause of Death:
Accidental drowning

Death Summary: Found at the bottom of a swimming pool; attempts by paramedics to revive him were unsuccessful.

Who was Rodney King : Rodney King was the man at the center of the L.A. riots in 1992, after the police officers who were captured on video beating him after a high-speed chase were acquitted. The verdict set off thousands of people in California on a six-day long spree of violence and looting; an estimated 53 people lost their lives during the riots. King survived and became a nationally known figure after asking the infamous question, "Can't we all just get along?"
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  1. dustin Says:

    rodney king was the greatest person there is

  2. Rosalind McKnight Says:

    RIP Rodney King & please let us all get along.

  3. Joann Says:

    RIP Rodney King, I hope you now find peace in death that you were unable to find in life.

  4. April Thomas Says:

    ~R.I.P~ rodney king, you will be missed <3 you are now free

  5. maliyah Says:

    i miss you rest in peace

  6. Realist Says:

    Highways in California will now be 17% safer.

  7. Fantomas Says:

    LA streets will now be 17% safer.

  8. Teresa Taylor Says:

    You will be missed. You were a brave soul.

  9. david b. Says:

    He will be missed! Rip my brother u di all u can. Rest now ! !

  10. Darrelyn Mason Says:

    RIP Mr King……God bless you and your family

  11. Mike Hawk Says:

    Rip to the king. Goodnight sweet prince.

  12. Larry nickerson Says:

    I met you once before rodney rest in peace hope to see you in heaven!

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  14. elaine Says:

    my you rest in gods loving arms…

  15. Decacat Says:

    He was my only true love.

  16. Matt Says:

    The drowning was found to be caused by complications from drugs that were found in his system during his autopsy (PCP, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol). I know. Shocker.

    “The drugs, combined with a heart condition, led to a cardiac arrhythmia, and King was ‘thus incapacitated, was unable to save himself and drowned,’ according to the report.”

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