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Rodney King Passes Away At 47

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Unbelievably sad.

Rodney King, an integral force behind the LA Riots who was infamously beaten by police back in 1991, was found dead Sunday morning in his home in Rialto, CA.

Supposedly, Rodney's fiancee discovered his body at the bottom of the pool.

The cause of death is currently unknown.

Our hearts go out to Rodney's loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

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32 comments to “Rodney King Passes Away At 47”



  1. 1

    Dr. Drew called it .
    What are the odds that a guy who robbed and shot a shopkeeper, recklessly drove drunk countless times, drove over his ex-, and was engaged to one of his own jurors, was sober?



  2. 2

    "Supposedly, Rodney's fiancee discovered his body at the bottom of the pool.

    The cause of death is currently unknown."

    Ummm…lack of oxygen?

  3. Nic says – reply to this


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    This fucking sucks.

  4. fdsfdsfdsf says – reply to this


    4

    To all cops in the future when you need to or want to beat a suspect do it in a holding cell or the basement of the police station. Yes they typically deserve it but we live in a fickle society and not all approve. No big loss Rodney King was a low life.



  5. 5

    LA Cops got a bad name for this mess. What a joke.

  6. Burt says – reply to this


    6

    It is sad for his loved ones, but I wonder if Mr King ever took control of his life again. I think he played the victim role until the end… destructive kinda guy he was… bye bye!



  7. 7

    Lifelong criminal that got high on meth and drove down a 25 mph street at 100, then attacked the police.

    Cant say that Im sad this piece of shit is dead



  8. 8

    Thank you for for it all, Rodney King. Your struggles highlighted the corruption within the police state that we still face today.
    You were taken from us far too early.



  9. 9

    Re: bree311 – What a fucking JOKE!! High speed chase, get out of car and dont listen to get on the ground and then head towards the cops! Even shocked and beaten still kept TRYING to get up!! Some HERO to you peeps!!! Then welcome the riots and beating on whites as OK!! Lets see u try that shit again and will bet there will be more BLACK LOSS this time!!! Where is Obuma to give his BLACK speech>>>>>>> SCUMBAGS!!



  10. 10

    Re: bree311 – These are your HERO's!!! AMAZING!!!



  11. 11

    Re: Yenkme – I'm a young white woman putting myself through school. Let us turn the racial slurs down a notch. There is no "you peeps" but your intolerance for others unlike you is noted. Congratulations, you are an awesome person. Thumbs up to you.



  12. 12

    I notice racists are popping up everywhere right now. Especially on Youtube where people are commenting on his beating video. He was a criminal and a drug addict, but even he doesn't deserve all the shit posted.



  13. 13

    These celebrities are dropping like flies…anyone notice?!



  14. 14

    I'm surprised he lasted this long the silly fool. I bet all the LAPD police officers involved in his arrest are still alive and enjoying life. Kudos to them because they're smart enough to NOT DO DRUGS. I bet the truck driver who was beaten by all the other fools like Rodney is still alive and enjoying his life because he is smart enough to NOT DO DRUGS. What a waste of oxygen this idiot was. Good riddance, moron.



  15. 15

    Can believe the number of comments in support of police brutality. America is going down the drain…..



  16. 16

    Too bad the police officers that beat the crap out of him didn't get the same fate.



  17. 17

    Even tho I don't live in America , I did heard about this story here and we did felt bad for him, but he got rewarded with millions and that was his chance to change his life for the better, instead he chose not to do so and prefer to go on a downward spiral that led to his death. In case someone thinks that I'm insensitive ..not true at all. A friend of mine got blinded in one eye by the police did not sue but moved on with his life and he's living happy and to the fullest.



  18. 18

    Re: bree311 – What???? He was a crack head who was high on TCH and PCP when the police tried to restrain him. You just didn't see that part of the video, thanks to the media doing their liberal editing. Thanks to them, people were attacked and died and lost property, businesses because of this crack head. He gets millions and probably drank and snorted all of it.

    Wonder if he ever had a job? I doubt it. Lived off Gov't handouts.

  19. Tony Roma says – reply to this


    19

    What took the creep so long to leave civilization?

  20. Tony Roma says – reply to this


    20

    The world is safer without Rotney Kink. May he rot in peace.



  21. 21

    Rodney King was found drunk and wasted floating at the bottom of the pool, I hardly call that "passing away." It's an end that most people that knew him expected I'm sure.



  22. 22

    Re: Yenkme – not HERo.. but HUMAN.. so its to have at least some compassion for another human life,



  23. 23

    Re: Obnoxious_Joe – I know .. its so pathetic and scary.. with the fact that we encounter blacks- asians- etc whites everyday in work and school and commute- so being a racist frustrated net thug is soo sad.. all this resentment and hate .. its just sad and scary to see.. We all still cant get along



  24. 24

    Re: LiberalsMakeMeSick – what job could he hold after such a notorious history… oh you;d be messed up and embarrased and tortured too - had you been dealt that fate



  25. 25

    I dont know why you cowards make such ugly racist comments online - and are so meek in real life. Its a shame to be that frustrated and lame.



  26. 26

    Re: litnight – yeah

  27. Rodney the crack head says – reply to this


    27

    Re: MangoesandFlowers – Blah blah blah…it was a
    matter of time before someone pulled out the …can't get a job and get on with his life saga! Please…white or black…he had a fucked up life that he chose to live! It's people like you that make excuses for crack heads like him…so we can all work and they can feed off of our paychecks and drain the system. He couldnt hold down a job before the arrest! He openly admitted he was drunk and was trying to get away from the police because he was worried he miss his first day at his NEW job! I don't know about you but I'd say most dont go out and get high on crack and get loaded on liquor and run from the police doing 100 mph…the night before their "new" job!!!! black or white dosent
    matter…he was a crack head wife beating loser. He chose his life!



  28. 28

    Re: Rodney the crack head – are you high on crack now?
    Ive heard that drugs give thisbizarre loss of empathy and compassion..
    that you display

  29. Rodneyckhd says – reply to this


    29

    Re: MangoesandFlowers – Just the response I thought I'd get- Why is it that you blame others for this mans actions? He was a grown man who made his own choices in life. I assume your intelligent and you understand right from wrong? He made a bad choice to get high on crack and liquor and drive out of control…right? When he was arrested the police were acquitted many people were disgusted and were on his side…so he sued and won…he also won 3.8 million dollars. He again choose to be distructive by getting arrested 12 more times and blew all his money! HE CHOSE TO DO THAT ALL ON HIS OWN! it dose not matter if u r black or white …you make ur own choices in life. He had a second chance with many supporters but he just kept screwing up…how dare you blame others who are honest hardworking people who actually step up and take care of themselves and there family's. I think since you have so much sympathy for peoe like mr ki g them you should start sendi g your hard earned money every week to just one of them…or better yet take one of them into your home a d mentor them and have them mingle with your son or daughter. Humm…I bet it's safe to say …you would skip on that?!!! I'm moving on..we won't agree and that's a good thing….



  30. 30

    The silent majority knows this scum bag is no great loss.

  31. ieducatemorons says – reply to this


    31

    Re: NookiesWA – Last time I checked monkeys and apes were white and tan under their fur. Please educate yourself, you limp dick coward. LOL, typical. :)

  32. ieducatemorons says – reply to this


    32

    Re: Tony Roma – Aww, you mad ’cause no one loves your miserable ass? Gawd, you sound sad and tainted. My you rott in hell with the rest of your unintelligent monkeys who are crying in the background for love, you ain't getting a damn thing.
    Oh, BTW monkeys are white/tan under their fur, sorry. ;) They just have brown and black fur.