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Even in death Rodney King may not be able to find the peace he was desperately searching for. The 47-year-old died of an apparent accidental drowning a week ago, but has yet to be laid to rest, as word comes that his family is having trouble paying for his funeral.

According to TMZ, the King family has come up short of the more than $22,000 funeral price tag.

The family released a public statement encouraging “those who wish to contribute to the King family,” to  make a donation via a newly started memorial fund. “They need the money,” said their rep, Kali Bowyer.

Although King received a $3.8 million settlement, following the vicious beating handed down by LAPD officers 20 years ago, bad business deals and legal issues ate away at his net worth. As a result, his three daughter’s are  trying to come up with the money to pay for the ceremony.

King’s funeral is expected to take place on June 30.


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