Los Angeles (KABC) -- Rodney King, the victim in the infamous Los Angeles Police Department brutally case in 1991, has died. He was 47.
King was found dead in his home by his fiance, his representative Suzanne Wickman confirmed to Eyewitness News on Sunday.
The cause of death is unknown at this time.
King was known for being beaten by LAPD officers during a 1991 DUI traffic stop that eventually led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
On the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots this past March, King looked back on the beating and verdict that set off the civil unrest. When the verdict was announced, King said he was beyond devastated.
"It felt like Armageddon. It felt like the end of the world," he told Eyewitness News anchor Marc Brown. "I was hurt. I was past upset."
The L.A. riots, which started April 29, 1992, was the worst riot in U.S history. Fifty-three people died and more than 2,000 were injured. Arsonists set some 7,000 fires and caused $1 billion in damage.
In the years since the beating and the following riots, King has been arrested or detained by police at least a dozen times on charges ranging from DUI to domestic violence.
King co-wrote a book entitled, "The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption," with Lawrence Spagnola. It chronicles his life before, during and since the now-infamous videotaped beating in 1991 that cemented his place in history.