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    Rodney King -- the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots -- was found dead this morning. He was 47.

    According to our sources, King's fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.

    King became famous in 1991 when he was the victim of police brutality at the hands of the LAPD. The officers involved in the incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.

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    He tried, but Lady Luck was not on his side. RIP.
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    dead at the bottom of the pool? interesting...
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Was he hanging around with Captain Kirk?
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    I'm gonna say drugs were involved.
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    I think it's sad. This guy, who may or may not have had problems before the beating, was thrust into the spotlight for something awful. Then when the rioting broke out, people were claiming to do this in his name. All of the destruction and lives lost and his name was attached to it. That's a lot. A heavy burden. I agree, McJag, I think he tried.
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    This is so sad. He seemed like he had really gotten his life together. I was pulling for him. RIP.
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    Tragic. Truly.
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    Alcohol?

    His poor kids, I hope that they have some happy memories of him.
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    I liked him on the Rehab show. He seemed like a nice guy.
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    Wow, very unexpected. His poor family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson View Post
    I liked him on the Rehab show. He seemed like a nice guy.
    I like him too. He came off as a pretty sweet and humble guy who struggled with his demons. I was rooting for him.
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    I felt sorry for him until I read he'd been arrested 11 times since the riots for domestic violence, DUI, etc..
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    Pretty much everything you have posted is what I feel. He really seemed like a good guy who wound up being at the center of the big LA riots (pretty sure most of the people on here, like myself, are old enough to clearly remember all of that shit going down). That would've been some serious stuff to live with. And yeah, he had demons he continuously fought.

    Really sad end to a messed up storyline that has been playing out for 21 years.' His poor kids, they lose their dead unexpectedly on Father's Day. RIP Rodney, hope you ae at peace now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    I'm gonna say drugs were involved.
    Another one Dr. Drew couldn't reach.

    RIP, Rodney.

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