How Rodney King Died, Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Rodney King reached the not so modest age of 47 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Activist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

Information about the death of Rodney King
Cause of deathAlcohol Poisoning
Age of death47 years
ProfessionActivist, Author
BirthdayApril 2, 1965
Death dateJune 17, 2012
Place of deathRialto, California, United States
Place of burialForest Lawn, Los Angeles, California, United States

Quotes

Anybody can get bigheaded once they know the seat cannot be pulled out from under them.

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What I’ve learned to do is arrest my addiction – arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested.

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It’s not painful to relive it. I’m comfortable with my position in American history.

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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.

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I sometimes feel like I’m caught in a vise. Some people feel like I’m some kind of hero. Others hate me.

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