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Rodney King Death

Autopsy Results Are In

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Rodney King was under the influence of cocaine, PCP, marijuana and alcohol at the time of death, according to the death report released Thursday, TMZ ...

Rodney King's Family Pleads For Money To Lay Him To Rest

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles

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'...

King May Have Been Drinking & Smoking Weed Before Death

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Less than two months ago, Rodney King was giving interviews for the 20th anniversary of the 1992 LA riots. And yet, on early Sunday morning, King, age...

Autopsy Performed To Determine Rodney King's Cause Of Death

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices

Investigators performed an autopsy to determine the cause of death of Rodney King, whose 1991 beating at the hands of the police sparked a national de...

Remembering 20 Years Ago: A Reflection on Rodney King

Marika Gerrard | Posted 08.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Marika Gerrard

This morning I learned that Rodney King has died, found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. Twenty years ago on April 29, 1992, I found myself...

Rodney King: Death of the Common Man

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices
Brandon Bowlin

He didn't speak from a written speech or from some political soapbox. He didn't employ a deep vocabulary. He just asked a question. Something that would never occur to someone carrying a smoldering TV.

The Tragedy, Triumph and Tragedy of Rodney King

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

King was the near classic protean tragic figure of interest and curiosity precisely because there was so much tragedy, followed by triumph, and in the end, tragedy in the way his life ended.