Rodney King Found Dead in his California Home at 47

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Rodney King, the black man whose 1991 beating by police officers
sparked deadly riots in Los Angeles was found dead in the swimming pool
of his home in Rialto, Calif. King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelly, reportedly
discovered his body and called 911 at 5:25 a.m., reports CNN.
Police attempted to revive King at his home located around 50 miles
east of Los Angeles but he was pronounced dead at at a local hospital.

Police are carrying out a drowning investigation but emphasized there are no preliminary signs of foul play, reports Reuters.

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