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Rodney King's Family

We Need HELP

with Funeral Costs

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

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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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241.

Ackeem    

I will pitch in the costs

745 days ago
242.

mike hunt    

It's a loser that probably deserved to get it's non-working, welfare collecting, crack-smoking, whore-screwin' ass beat in the first place. Then the taxpayers gave it a ton of money which it managed to blow on drugs and whores. (for all you coloreds out there, hoe is a garden tool, whore is a prostitute/obese ghetto female w/ fake weave hair and fake nails that is always wearing spandex to show how fat it is.

744 days ago
243.

Prophet    

I WUZ GONNA GIV HEM A JOB PICKIN MY COTTON!

743 days ago
244.

twinsies    

Sell his house. Problem solved.

742 days ago
245.

robert m    

There is no way that funeral was that much money. It certainally was not the casket. Look at the one whitney was in. That costs the funeral home more then 22,000. How much was the place for the service. What funeral home was it. Maybe they had to order about a 1000 copies of the death certificate

741 days ago
246.

robert m    

I cannot believe hat was a 22,000 funeral. Unless they charged 10,000 for the place to have the service. It was not the casket like whitney houston which cost the funeral home more then 22,000. They should of cremated him which most families do when they do not have the funds. Let the big mouths rev jackson and sharpten pay for it. Oh no they expect to get paid for whatever they do for their own kind.t

741 days ago
247.

E Loveday    

Can't we all just get a LOAN on Rodneys' home. After all it does have a pool and all.

494 days ago
248.

EffU    

LMAO - ha ha ha -- give 'em a million, and they blow it on drugs -- Stupid Is Is Stupid Does.

296 days ago
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