Rodney King

Rodney King
1965 - 2012

Rodney King  American Activist


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American Activist Rodney King was born Rodney Glen King III on 2nd April, 1965 in Sacramento, California, USA and passed away on 17th Jun 2012 Rialto, California, USA aged 47. He is most remembered for Getting beaten by LAPD officers whose acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Rodney King is a member of the following lists: Participants in American reality television series, 1965 births and People from Sacramento, California.


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First Name Rodney
Middle Name Glen
Last Name King
Full Name at Birth Rodney Glen King III
Alternative Name Rodney King, Glen
Age 47 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd April, 1965
Birthplace Sacramento, California, USA
Died 17th June, 2012
Place of Death Rialto, California, USA
Cause of Death Drowning (Accidental Drowning (in his swimming pool) Caused By Heart Disease And Cocaine Use)
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, U.S.
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Author, Activist, Victim, Reality TV
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame Getting beaten by LAPD officers whose acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American activist. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest, after a high-speed chase, for driving while intoxicated on I-210. An uninvolved individual, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. The incident was covered by news media around the world and caused a public furor.

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