As of 11:25am, Reuters is reporting that 47-year-old Rodney King, the famous victim of LAPD police brutality and protest symbol in the early 1990s, has been found dead in his pool.
According to the news wire, “there is no sign of foul play” and his representative, Suzanne Wickman, has confirmed
the death, which comes just over 20 years since riots in L.A. broke out over the beating.
According to CNN
, a 911 call was made around 5 o’clock this morning by Cynthia Kelly, King’s fiancee, who had heard something in the backyard. Officers immediately came to the house and found King at the bottom of the pool. After numerous efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. An autopsy and drowning investigation will be performed.
The Voice will keep you updated as more details are released.