Rodney King is most famous for the beatdown he took at the hands of white police officers in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, with their...

Rodney King, whose beating by L.A. police in 1991 was caught on tape and sparked riots after the acquittal of the officers involved, was found dead Sunday.

He was found in his swimming pool, local authorities said.

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It's been a violent week in the celebrity news world.

NFL star Sean Taylor died a day after being shot by an unknown assailant in his Miami home. In Las Vegas, O.J. Simpson was arraigned on kidnapping and robbery charges. Now another high-profile shooting has occurred in L.A.

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Rodney King Biography

Rodney King Pic Rodney King is most famous for the beatdown he took at the hands of white police officers in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, with their... More »
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