When Rodney King (pictured), 47, passed away on June 17th from an alleged drowning, little did the public know that he was broke. King, who was brutally beaten by the Los Angeles police department in 1991, has died penniless. Now his family members need money to lay his body in the ground, reports TMZ.
After his videotaped beating, the troubled King sued — and won — $3.8 million from the LAPD. Yet King’s family members, his three grown daughters (pictured below crying upon hearing of father’s death), along with other extended relatives, say that the funeral expenses will run upward of $22,000 and they cannot afford to cover the exorbitant costs.
The family has now resorted to asking the public to donate to a memorial fund for the deceased so that he can receive a proper burial.
According to King family representative Kali Bowyer, “They need the money.”
The funeral will be open to the public.