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Rodney King, whose beating by L.A.P.D. officers later acquitted of any wrongdoing, set off the infamous Los Angeles riots in 1992, has died.

King was just 47 and was reportedly found dead Sunday morning.

The troubled King battled alcohol for years and appeared on both Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sober House.  Dr. Drew Pinsky was so concerned for his future, he said King would die unless he conquered his alcohol addiction.

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Earlier this year, on the 20th anniversary of the riots, King published an autobiography, The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption. He made several talk show appearances promoting it.

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