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(NEW YORK) — Rodney King has died, ABC News has confirmed.

King was made famous in 1991 when a videotape of Los Angeles police officers brutally beating him was broadcast nationwide. The acquittal of the officers the following year sparked deadly riots across Los Angeles. He was 47.

The details of his death have not yet been confirmed.

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