PHOTOS: Rodney King through the years

Rodney King attends LA Times Festival of Books, Sun, April. 22, 2012, at the USC Campus in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996, attracting more than 140,000 book enthusiasts each year.(AP Photo/Katy Winn)

June 17, 2012 9:51:10 AM PDT
Rodney King, known for being brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers in 1991 is dead at the age of 47. Over the years, King has spoken out for better race relations. CLICK HERE for photos of Rodney King over the years.