Rodney King, Key Figure in Los Angeles Riots, Dies at 47
Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images    
Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter0

News

Rodney King, Key Figure in Los Angeles Riots, Dies at 47

Rodney King, whose role in a 1991 police brutality incident in Los Angeles initiated a series of infamous riots, has died at the age of 47.

Rodney King was also known to viewers for his appearance on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew and Sober House. TMZ reports that his fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, found his body in a swimming pool. Reportedly, she also told sources that King had been drinking and smoking marijuana in the hours leading up to his death.

Our condolences go out to his friends and family.

Source: TMZ

Fall in Like with us! For the latest from Wetpaint Entertainment, Like us on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/Wetpaint, or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/WetpaintTV.

06.18.2012 / 12:16 AM EDT by Sam Lansky
Related: News

Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter0