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 our sources … 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.”