King became an icon of police brutality 20 years ago after he was brutally beaten by a group of LAPD officers after a freeway chase.
Amateur video of the incident caught the officers raining more than 50 baton blows on King’s crumpled, unarmed body.
He made headlines again this spring as a commentator on the Trayvon Martin case and released a book in April, “The Riot Within: My Journey From Redemption To Rebellion.”
According to a TMZ report, Rodney King, the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots — was found dead this morning. He was 47.
TMZ.com sources indicate that King’s fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.