Rodney King found dead in pool
Rodney King, whose beating by police led to massive rioting in Los Angeles in 1992, was found dead at the bottom of a pool at his California home on Sunday. He was 47.
King’s fiance, Cynthia Kelley, found him in the pool at his home in Rialto, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles, and called police at 5:25 a.m., according to TMZ.
Police pulled King’s lifeless body from the pool and attempted to revive him, CNN reported. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:11 a.m.
Investigators said it appeared King drowned, and there were no early signs of foul play.
King became an icon of police brutality 20 years ago after he was brutally beaten by a group of LAPD officers after a freeway chase through the San Fernando Valley.
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