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At the conclusion of a high-speed chase, he suffered an excessive beating at the hands of LAPD police officers, which catalyzed the 1992 LA riots.
He was married to Danetta Lyles from 1985 to 1988 and Crystal Waters from 1989 until 1996. He was also in a relationship with Cynthia Kelley from 2010 until his death. He had three daughters. His parents were Ronald King and Odessa King.
How did Rodney King die?
Rodney King's death was caused by Alcohol Poisoning.
|Cause of death||Alcohol Poisoning|
|Age of death||47 years|
|Birthday||April 2, 1965|
|Death date||June 17, 2012|
|Place of death||Rialto, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California, United States|
Anybody can get bigheaded once they know the seat cannot be pulled out from under them.Rodney King
What I’ve learned to do is arrest my addiction – arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested.Rodney King
It’s not painful to relive it. I’m comfortable with my position in American history.Rodney King
Obama, he wouldn’t have been in office without what happened to me and a lot of black people before me. He would never have been in that situation, no doubt in my mind. He would get there eventually, but it would have been a lot longer. So I am glad for what I went through. It opened the doors for a lot of people.Rodney King
I sometimes feel like I’m caught in a vise. Some people feel like I’m some kind of hero. Others hate me.Rodney King