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Published June 17, 2012, 04:46 PM

Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, found dead in swimming pool at age 47

LOS ANGELES — Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47.

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