Rodney King sued and won $3.8 million from the LAPD after his infamous 1991 beating. But two decades later, his family says there isn’t enough money to provide a proper burial for him and has asked the public for help. His three adult daughters and extended relatives say that the public funeral for King, who died at age 47 on June 17, will cost upwards of $22,000.
From News One:
According to King family representative Kali Bowyer, “They need the money.”
The family has planned the burial for June 30th at Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood Hills, where such legendary celebrities as the King of Pop Michael Jackson are buried.
The funeral will be open to the public.
King died after being found floating in his backyard pool. He and his fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, were reportedly arguing outside when she retreated to inside the home. Kelley told police that later that night she heard a huge splash and ran to investigate. She allegedly discovered King in the pool and was unable to fish him out because she is unable to swim.
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