Rodney King died Sunday morning. His fiance found him at the bottom of his swimming pool.
Officers began CPR and took King to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. No foul play is suspected.
1991, King was just one of millions of
King said "When I saw the tape, I was so happy, that it was on tape, and looking at it , it was like me being in another body." The four officers who were accused of unlawful beating were acquitted in a trial.
verdict opened floodgates of violence. The April 1992 LA riot was the worst one
King stepped forward to try to heal a city's fiery agony. Then he uttered those words that have since been ingrained in the national consciousness.
"Can't we all get along, Can we all get along," said King. Words that resonate to this day. Rodney king was 47.