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Rodney King's Family

We Need HELP

with Funeral Costs

6/25/2012 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney King was not a wealthy man when he died ... and now his family is asking the public for donations so they can pay for a proper burial for the infamous LAPD beating victim.

Despite the fact King scored a $3.8 million settlement from the City of L.A. after the 1992 incident, King's family tells TMZ ... there is basically no money left over to pay for his funeral costs, which are expected to run north of $22k. 

The family has now issued a statement, through their rep, Kali Bowyer, asking people to contribute to a memorial fund established "for those who wish to contribute to the King family."

King's 3 adult daughters, along with other family members, are desperately trying to come up with the cash ... but Bowyer tells us, "They need the money."

King is scheduled to be laid to rest on June 30.

As far as the mystery surrounding Rodney's death, the family says, "[We are] looking forward to a swift investigation into the death of our father, as well as we put our faith in the authorities responsible for handling the matter."



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They have a rep, yet they need $? nice....

827 days ago

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Let the murderer, his fiance, pay for it.

827 days ago


I liked Rodney, but maybe this is a worthwhile expense for Rev. Al Inc.

827 days ago

Who Knew    

cardboard box and a shovel, problem solved.

827 days ago


That's one expensive funeral. I never paid that for my mom or my dad.

827 days ago


Donate his body to the Calif Div of Medicine for examination and they will cremate him for you and return the ashes to you. Will cost you nothing and the Research Dept will be forever grateful. Nobody needs a $22,000 funeral. Waste of money. There are needy familes and starving children.

827 days ago

Fuck Celebrities    

He had a house with a pool.

What is the problem with these s***bags?

827 days ago


Guy was worth $3.8 million at one time and he DIDN'T have his burial arraignments pre-paid? Crappy planning.... I have NEVER understood why people overpay for burials and funerials. It is a huge waste of money, to spend on the dead.

827 days ago


Boy they have a lot of damn nerve......try and get a damn job and pay for your ridiculously extravagant funneral on your own. Stupid moon bats want money to pay for everything. GET A JOB!

827 days ago


Asking the public for $22k when he blew through almost $4mill is ridiculous. They need to opt for a more modest funeral if they can't pay.

827 days ago


I'd like to know what funeral home it is, 22, 000 is absurd

827 days ago


Tough ****!

827 days ago

Miz Val    

REALLY? You're kidding right? They should have thought about spending all that money before
they buried him. They could have cremated him for a lot less.

827 days ago


HAHAHA! Maybe when he was busy boozing and drugging his payout money away (by the way, that is why he got the crap beat out of him - he was drunk and on drugs and resisting arrest) he should have put some money away for his drunk/drug overdose death and funeral.

What a waste of a man.

827 days ago

get a life ho    

Maybe the LAPD will KICK IN a few dollars.,.,..??

827 days ago
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