Rodney King’s family is asking for help with donations, as his funeral costs are expecting to run about $22,000.
According to TMZ, King’s family is asking the public for donations so they can pay for a proper burial for the infamous LAPD beating victim.
In his 1992 beating attack, King scored a $3.8 million settlement from the City of L.A., but now family members say that there is basically no money left over to pay for his funeral costs, which are expected to run north of $22K.
As reported by TMZ:
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.”
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.”
King is scheduled to be laid to rest on Saturday, June 30.