Sad news out of Los Angeles today, CNN has confirmed that 47-year-old Rodney King has died. Police found King at the bottom of the pool after receiving a 911 call from his fiancee Cynthia Kelley. CPR was administered by authorities but there was no response. He was later pronounced dead at 6:11am at a local hospital.
In 1991, Los Angeles Police beat Rodney King after a high speed car chase. The beaten was caught on video tape and sparked one of the biggest riots in LA history and raised racial awareness across the country.