Can't we all just get along?
June 17, 2012 10:04 AM Subscribe
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, victim of a 1991 police brutality incident
that became the catalyst for civil unrest and rioting
a year later, was found dead
by his fiancee at the bottom of his swimming pool. He was 47.
In the years since his time in the public eye, King struggled with his addiction to alcohol, running afoul of the law several more times, prompting him to seek help for his alcoholism. In his own words, "What I've learned to do is to arrest my addiction. Arrest it myself, so I don't get arrested."
on Season 2 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and returned on an episode of Season 3 to address the new group of celebs seeking treatment
[auto-playing video, 5:25 minutes]. He also participated in the first season of that show's spin-off, Sober House
, one episode featuring him revisting the site of his beating to read a letter of forgiveness intended for the officers involved
Earlier this year, he had published his story in a book titled The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption