Rodney King's friends and family want to lay him to rest Saturday at Forest Lawn Hall in the Hollywood Hills. But will their plans change if they don't raise enough money for the funeral?

In a statement released Sunday, family rep Kali Bowyer asked for supporters to contribute to a memorial fund for King's family to help defray the costs of the funeral. The fund is in Rodney Glen King's name with Bank of America in Los Angeles County, Calif.

Bowyer spoke to TMZ about the funeral costs, which are expected to amount to more than $22,000. She emphasized, "They need the money."


How To Attend Rodney King's Memorial Service
When: Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m.
Where: Forest Lawn Hall, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
How: Family and friends will be seated first, and then the public will be allowed to enter for the service. There will be standing room available. The burial will only be open to family and friends.

King's funeral will be held in the same place that Michael Jackson, David Carradine and Don Cornelius' funerals were held, according to Celebuzz.

King will be remembered as the man who was filmed while suffering a nearly fatal beating at the hands of Los Angeles police in 1991. When the officers involved in the assault were acquitted in 1992, the verdict sparked one of the worst race riots that the United States had ever seen. After three days of arson and violence, 55 people were dead, 2,325 people reported injuries and the total cost to the city of Los Angeles was estimated at approximately $1 billion.

At the height of the violence, King held a televised press conference calling for peace and uttered now-famous words: "Can we all get along?"

He was eventually awarded a $3.8 million settlement, but continued to struggle with addiction and had several run-ins with the law. In April of this year, he admitted he was broke, reports the Los Angeles Times.

King was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in his Rialto, Calif. home June 17. His fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, discovered him and made the 911 call. She is reportedly not invited to his funeral.

Police are treating his death as a drowning, and investigators at the LA County Coroner's office are still conducting a toxicology test on his body to see if King was under the influence of drugs or alcohol around the time of his death.

The King family, which includes his three daughters Candice, 30, Dene, 28 and Tristan, 19, released a statement about the inquiry into King's death: "Our family is looking forward to a swift investigation into the death of our father ... we put our faith in the authorities responsible for handling matter."

UPDATE: The bulk of the funeral costs have now been met, said Kali Bowyer to The Huffington Post. Any extra money that the fund receives will be put toward the ceremony open to the public.

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  • March 31, 1991

    This March 31, 1991 image made from video shot by George Holliday shows police officers beating a man, later identified as Rodney King. King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, has died, his publicist said Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was 47. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KTLA Los Angeles, George Holliday)

  • March 6, 1991

    This file photo of Rodney King was taken three days after his videotaped beating in Los Angeles on March 6, 1991. (AP Photo/Pool, File)

  • March 6, 1991

    This March 6, 1991 file photo shows Rodney King showing bruises he sustained at the hands of four Los Angeles police officers. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

  • This April 29, 1992 file photo shows several buildings in a Boys Market shopping center fully engulfed in flames before firefighters can arrive as rioting erupted in South-Central Los Angeles. The acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of Rodney King sparked rioting that spread across the city and into neighboring suburbs. Cars were demolished and homes and businesses were burned. Before order was restored, 55 people were dead, 2,300 injured and more than 1,500 buildings were damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

  • April 30, 1992

    In this April 30, 1992 file photo, a Los Angeles police officer takes aim at a looter in a market at Alvarado and Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles during the second night of rioting in the city. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

  • April 30, 1992

    In this April 30, 1992 file photo, a man removes a couch from a store in South-Central Los Angeles as looting and rioting continued throughout the area. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

  • April 30, 1992

    Smoke covers Los Angeles in this Thursday, April 30, 1992 file photo as fires like this one on Vermont Avenue burn out of control. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

  • April 30, 1992

    In this April 30, 1992 file photo, looters mill in the parking lot of the ABC Market in South-Central Los Angeles as violence and looting ensued on the first day of riots following the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

  • May 1, 1992 - "Can we all get along?"

    This May 1, 1992 file photo shows Rodney King, right, speaking during a news conference in Los Angeles along with his attorney, Steven Lerman, left. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, file)

  • July 16, 1992

    This July 16, 1992 file photo shows Rodney King being escorted from jail in Santa Ana, Calif. after he was arrested for investigation of drunken driving. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)

  • July 20, 1993

    This July 20, 1993 file photo shows Rodney King speaking during an appearance on KFI-AM radio's "Bill Handel and Mark Whitlock" show in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)

  • June 2, 1994

    This June 2, 1994 file photo shows Rodney King speaking at a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif. along with his attorney Milton Grimes, at left. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, file)

  • April 13, 2012

    This April 13, 2012 file photo shows Rodney King posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

  • Rodney Hughes

    Rodney Hughes watches television coverage of his father Rodney King after giving an exclusive interview with Savannah, Georgia Reporter Ava Pittman of WJCL-TV on Sunday afternoon June 17, 2012, in Savannah, Ga. Huges, 21 spoke about his late father Rodney King who was found dead Sunday at age 47 after he was pulled from the bottom of his swimming pool. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

  • June 17, 2012

    Police technician Noretta Barker loads evidence from Rodney King's home into a vehical in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. King's fiancee called police to report that she found him at the bottom of the swimming pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • June 17, 2012

    Rialto police detective Carla McCullough, right, and a photographer conduct an investigation at Rodney King's home in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • June 17, 2012

    Rodney King's two daughters, Candice, front, and Lora, facing forward, comfort each other as King's former body guard Johnnie Kelly watches near King's home in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • June 17, 2012

    Two police officers stand in front of Rodney King's home in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • June 17, 2012

    A pair of sandals lie next to a hose near the swimming pool at Rodney King's home in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • June 17, 2012

    A girl runs past Rodney King's home in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)