Rodney King’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

June 17, 2012

Age of Death

47 years

Cause of Death

Alcohol Poisoning

The Rodney King died at the age of 47 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

At the conclusion of a high-speed chase, he suffered an excessive beating at the hands of LAPD police officers, which catalyzed the 1992 LA riots. 

He was married to Danetta Lyles from 1985 to 1988 and Crystal Waters from 1989 until 1996. He was also in a relationship with Cynthia Kelley from 2010 until his death. He had three daughters. His parents were Ronald King and Odessa King. 



“What I’ve learned to do is arrest my addiction – arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested.” (Rodney King)


“I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.” (Rodney King)


“People, I just want to say, can we all get along? Can we get along?” (Rodney King)


“I don’t see how you can grow as a world without being able to get along with people. So many people is hating out there and it’s not making a difference.” (Rodney King)


“I’m a religious person. I remember my mom told me: ‘Vengeance belongs to God. It’s up to him to wreak vengeance.’ It’s hard for me to get to that point, but that’s the work of God.” (Rodney King)