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Rodney King Funeral

Rev. Sharpton Calls Him

'Symbol of Forgiveness'

6/30/2012 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0630_rodney_king_funeralRodney King was laid to rest today at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, where such notable names as Michael Jackson, Andy Gibb, Liberace, and Ed McMahon were laid to rest.

The family held a private funeral early in the day, and then a public memorial and burial

Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy, said of King, "People should not be judged by the mistakes that they make, but by how they rise above them. Rodney had risen above his mistakes, he never mocked anyone, not the police, not the justice system, not anyone."

During the service, a slideshow of King's life played above an open casket. His fiancée Cynthia Kelley did not attend.

King died at his home in Rialto, CA on June 17. He was 47.

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PinkySwayers    

So who paid for the funeral?

761 days ago
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Majestik    

PINKY, since Al Sharpton was there, hmmm

761 days ago
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Jackazz flatts    

He's the symbol of drunken ghetto stupidity. Get a job Al

761 days ago
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deedle    

who gives a F$%K?

761 days ago
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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

@PINKY...The Weed Growers Union and the 420 Commission.

761 days ago
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j    

Man Sharpton is a nutcase racist freak.

761 days ago
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Jackazz flatts    

He's the new shoeshine boy in Hell

761 days ago
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unbelievable    

Michael Jackson was not laid to rest at Forest LawnHollywood Hills.

761 days ago
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Jackazz flatts    

Mother wished she would have raised a better swimmer

761 days ago
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Latch Johnson    

Wow, a drunk, broke, useless, street crack head is buried along the sides of some of America's greatest entertainers in one of the most famous, ritzy, private cemeteries in the country. Imagine if he was some we gave a crap about!!!

761 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

too bad it wasn't a double funeral for rodney and al.

761 days ago
12.

Woot    

Just an FYI for the naysayers....
FACT: There was NEVER PCP found in his system. But the media loves to pit all sides of issues like these against each other and this was just one more way to do it. Hang onto that false statement (he was high on PCP) and don't let go! And then the public, who's not really good at researching FACTS, hangs on just as tenaciously. Bastard media.

Rest in peach, Rodney. You will never be forgotten.

761 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Media whore

761 days ago
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croc    

the truck driver that they beat the hell out of with a brick, never mocked anyone..anyone make a speech about him yet? or do you hafta die..sharpton is so racist,he's black with it.

761 days ago
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Mia    

I have a feeling Rodney King never posted rude heartless comments about someone he didn't even know. You haters would be lucky to have half the dignity and forgiveness he had.

761 days ago
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