Rodney King was found dead this morning at the bottom of his pool by his fiancée, according to TMZ. No other details have been released about his death at this time.
King was a victim of severe police brutality by the Los Angeles police in 1991. The incident was captured on video by a bystander and the police officers were brought to trial but later acquitted. The controversial court ruling ignited the Los Angeles community and sparked the now infamous L.A. riots.