Rodney King Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

Rodney King died at age 47, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding Activist Rodney King's death.

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

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

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When I leave here, when my final day on this earth is up, I want to leave in peace. I want to have peace in my heart.

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As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.

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I had to learn to forgive. I couldn’t sleep at night. I got ulcers. I had to let go, to let God deal with it. No one wants to be mad in their own house. I didn’t want to be angry my whole life. It takes so much energy out of you to be mean.

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I’m a religious person. I remember my mom told me: ‘Vengeance belongs to God. It’s up to him to wreak vengeance.’ It’s hard for me to get to that point, but that’s the work of God.

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