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Rodney King dies at age 47
June 17, 2012
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Rodney King found dead in swimming pool, reports say
By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News

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PostsEmailRSSBy Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 24 mins agoEmailShare0Print
King in 2011 (AP/Los Angeles Times)
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police in 1991 sparked the L.A. riots, was found dead at his California home on Sunday. He was 47.

Police said King's fiancée discovered him at the bottom of the swimming pool at their Rialto, Calif., home, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles.

Police responded to a call at 5:25 a.m., pulled King out of the pool and attempted CPR, but could not revive him.

King's representative Suzanne Wickman confirmed to his death to KABC-TV.

The cause of death is unknown, but police are investigating it as a drowning. Rialto Police Capt. Randy DeAnda told CNN there were no preliminary signs of foul play.

King was beaten by four white LAPD officers following a DUI stop on March 3, 1991. Footage captured by an amateur videographer showed the officers hitting King 56 times with wooden batons

They were acquitted of criminal charges, sparking the 1992 riots.

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