, who became somewhat of an iconic figure after his brutal beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 sparked the L.A. Riots was found dead earlier today (June 17, 2012).
King, was only 47 years old, recently reflected on the 20 years that have passed since that chaotic period and also spoke out about the Trayvon Martin case.
[READ: Rodney King Speaks on Trayvon Martin + Reflects on Life 20 Years After LA Riots ]
King went missing late last night and his fiance reportedly found him lying dead at the bottom of a swimming pool!
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It’s coming up on the 20 year anniverary of the L.A. riots and Rodney King has been on several media outlets discussing the tragic event.
It was the acquittal of four L.A. police officers in the videotaped beating of King in 1992 that sparked rioting that spread across the city and into neighboring suburbs. Cars were demolished and homes and businesses were burned.
At the end of it all, 55 people were dead, 2,300 injured and more than 1,500 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
King spoke recently about about the Trayvon Martin case and says he prays for just for Martin’s family.
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