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Rodney King — the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots — was found dead this morning. He was 47.

According to our sources, King’s fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.

King became famous in 1991 when he was the victim of police brutality at the hands of the LAPD. The officers involved in the incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.

CNN is confirming the news.

Mr. King had a history of alcohol abuse and appeared on a season of “Celebrity Rehab.”

Cause of death, however, has not been reported.

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