Rodney King, Victim of Police Brutality That Spawned L.A. Riots, Dead at 47 (UPDATED)

Rodney King, who was at the center of a police brutality trial after a vicious 1991 beating, has died at 47.

The officers who attacked King were acquitted in 1992, leading to the Los Angeles riots.

According to TMZ's sources, King's fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool, but there are few other details at this time.

UPDATE:
TMZ now reports that King's fiancée Cynthia Kelley witnessed him drinking all day Saturday. At one point, he also smoked marijuana.

Kelley went to bed at 2 a.m. and was awoken at 5 a.m. by King naked and banging on a glass door from the backyard. She reports hearing a splash, and then finding King at the bottom of the pool. At that point, she called the paramedics, who were unable to revive him.

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