The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rodney King is being remembered at his Los Angeles funeral as a forgiving man who bore the scars of his infamous beating with dignity.

The Rev. Al Sharpton who delivered the eulogy at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills said King never showed bitterness to the officers who beat him.

He called King "a symbol of forgiveness."

The funeral comes nearly two weeks after King was found dead at the bottom of the swimming pool at his Rialto, Calif. home on June 17. He was 47.

His death is being treated as an accidental drowning but authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the official cause of death.

King became famous after his beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was captured on videotape and broadcast worldwide.