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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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31.

john    

Sharpton is a disgrace to any race....foul piece o ****.

842 days ago
32.

phil    

well we all know al sharrpton didn't pay for the funeral he just shows for the cameras!

842 days ago
33.

phil    

come on al show everbody a cancelled check to show you cared about rodney i bet you can't show one since it won't make you look better you roach

842 days ago
34.

KnuckleDragger    

Whoa! That's a gaggle of angry lookin' black people.

842 days ago
35.

ragu4u    

The pic on this page looks like it was taken directly from the show "MSNBC: Lock-up"!

842 days ago
36.

myopinion    

What a beautiful service...Dene you look beautiful!!!!

RIP Rodney

842 days ago
37.

G. Howie Belches    

The good die young.

842 days ago
38.

Kk    

Ummm. MJ is in Glendale.

842 days ago
39.

mary    

Rodney King was high on something the night the police beat him. Yes, they went too far, but he was resiting arrest and coming at them. He never learned because he never stopped using and never stayed out of trouble. But, he played the sympathy of the people. Did he ever apologize to Reginald Denny who truly was an innocent victim for the beating he endured?

842 days ago
40.

David     

Race baiters at it's best. This posse are so far from biblical Christianity.

842 days ago
41.

Susan62509    

" Rodney had risen above his mistakes, he never mocked anyone, not the police, not the justice system, not anyone."
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I've never heard "never mocked anyone" at a funeral in my life. Was Sharpton desperate for words?

842 days ago
42.

Simone    

Can't wait for TMZ to break the news that RACIST al sharpTON has died.

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Now that will be something to celebrate.

842 days ago
43.

tellmeaboutit     

Wonder why it was so important to these people to pretend King was something in death he never was in life. He did not "rise above his mistakes," He continued being drunk and stoned while driving, threw away a fortune, and never amounted to anything. But it was so important to pretend that they asked the public for money to bury him and created what little circus they could muster by bringing in Sharpton and pretending King was a "star." There's no real pride in lies.
Rip, Rodney King.

842 days ago
44.

Bruno    

So, who paid?

842 days ago
45.

Trickish Knave    

Yeah, he's a real hero...

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lapd/kingarrests.html

842 days ago
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