Monday, June 18, 2012

R.I.P. Rodney King

Rodney King was famous for the quote "Can we all get along?" after getting beaten by the Los Angeles police back in March of '91 sparking the nation's worst racial riots in history. Rodney King passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 on an apparent accidental drowning. His fiancee found him at the bottom of the pool. I think it might have been suicide because he was a great swimmer and often swim a lot. Others think his fiancee might have something to do with it... I doubt it!

The 47 year old dealt with the physical and emotional aches and pains since the beating resulting in alcoholism and repeated arrests over the years. But he seemed like he turned his life around, King decided to come out with a autobiography "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption" about his life and reliving the LA beating that took place. An autopsy is being performed to determine whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role in his death.