BREAKING! Rodney King was found dead this morning. King, aged just 47, was best known as the victim of a police beating case by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991. His beating was video-taped by a nearby bystander, which sparked one of the deadliest riots in American history. King was found dead Sunday morning in Rialto, California, according to news reports. His body was discovered by his fiancé. Reuters reported that there were no immediate signs of foul play.