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Crime George Holliday, Who Filmed the 1991 Rodney King Beating, Dies After Contracting COVID: Reports

05:15  21 september  2021
05:15  21 september  2021 Source:   people.com

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The man who filmed the brutal beating of Rodney King that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots has reportedly died after being hospitalized with COVID -19. George Holliday had been hospitalized in Simi Valley, Calif., with worsening symptoms since mid-August, according to TMZ. George Holliday filmed Rodney King being beaten in March 1991 . (e.j. flynn/). King suffered a broken right leg, cuts and bruises to his face and body after being hit with a billy club and a burn to his chest from a stun gun. Four LAPD officers were charged; all four officers were acquitted of assault and three of the four

George Holliday , 61, died Sunday at a hospital in Simi Valley, California, after battling COVID since mid August, TMZ reported . Holliday was not vaccinated against the virus. He reportedly had several blood clots and internal bleeding that led to his death. According to a friend who spoke to the outlet, doctors had initially made Holliday use an oxygen tube to treat his pneumonia, but he was put on a ventilator as his condition worsened. In March of 1991 , Holliday was in his LA apartment when he was awakened by noise from police officers who were brutally beating Rodney King , then 25.

George Holliday, a plumber who famously captured footage of the late Rodney King being beaten by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991, has reportedly died after contracting COVID-19. He was 61.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Craig Fujii/AP/Shutterstock © Provided by People Craig Fujii/AP/Shutterstock a man wearing a suit and tie: George Holliday, 61, was reportedly unvaccinated and on a ventilator at the time of his death on Sunday © Craig Fujii/AP/Shutterstock George Holliday, 61, was reportedly unvaccinated and on a ventilator at the time of his death on Sunday

According to fellow plumber and close friend Robert Wollenweber, per the Los Angeles Times, Holliday died on Sunday at a hospital where he'd been staying since mid-August in Simi Valley, California.

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George Holliday -- the man who filmed Rodney King 's beating at the hands of the LAPD in the '90s, which eventually triggered the L.A. Riot -- has died after . His outgoing voicemail referenced he was in the hospital with COVID . Holliday ’s claim to fame is the historic and horrific video he captured in 1991 … which showed 4 LAPD cops swinging batons down on a cowering King , who was trying to protect himself from the blows. If not for Holliday ’s quick and decisive move to start recording the madness from his apartment balcony across the way … it’s almost certain no one would’ve caught

George Holliday filmed LAPD officers beating Rodney King in Los Angeles. The footage sparked ace riots that left 55 dead and dozens more injured. The man who captured the footage of Rodney King being beaten by police officers exactly 25 years ago says the video 'needed to be used'. The grainy clip filmed by George Holliday on March 3, 1991 , showed Mr King receiving blows to his body by several police officers in Los Angeles.

TMZ reports that Holliday was suffering from pneumonia, blood clots and internal bleeding and was placed on a ventilator before his death.

According to the outlet, Holliday was unvaccinated and his voicemail greeting mentioned that he was in the hospital with COVID.

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On March 3, 1991, Holliday filmed four police officers beating King, a Black motorist, on a freeway in the Los Angeles area, which eventually led to courtroom proceedings and the historic L.A. Riot the following year after the acquittal of the four officers involved.

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George Holliday -- the man who filmed Rodney King 's beating at the hands of the LAPD in the '90s, which eventually triggered the L.A. Riot -- has died after contracting COVID -19. Holliday passed away Sunday while hospitalized in Simi Valley, CA…

Rodney King , three days after his videotaped beating in Los Angeles on March 6, 1991 . (Pool/AP). Rodney King would have lived and died a complete unknown, were it not for the most famous home video ever made. His name is George Holliday , and the film he made changed forever how news is collected and disseminated in our modern world. I tell you this as someone who witnessed first-hand the looting and killing that engulfed Los Angeles, who covered the trials of the cops that beat King , and who heard Holliday 's amazing story in his own words.

King eventually won a civil lawsuit, in which a jury found the city of Los Angeles liable, and was awarded $3.8 million. Two officers were later convicted on federal civil rights charges and sentenced to serve prison terms.

King died of accidental drowning at the age of 47 in 2012.

The camera Holliday used to capture the incidence of police brutality — more than 25 years before the death of George Floyd was filmed — was put on auction last year with an astronomical starting bid of $225,000.

At the time, Holliday told the New York Times he hoped the auction would "inspire people to use their cameras for everything, the bad and the good."

He added, "People can accuse other people of doing stuff. But when it's on camera, it's different. You just can't argue with it."

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George Holliday, man who filmed Rodney King beating dies of Covid-19 .
George Holliday, the man who shot the infamous video of Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King more than 30 years ago, has died, his friend tells CNN. He was 61. © E.J. Flynn/AP George Holliday, seen in a 1997 file photo, died on Sunday of Covid-19, a friend said. Holliday died Sunday of Covid-19 in Simi Valley, California, according to longtime friend Robert Wollenweber. "Unfortunately, he didn't want to get vaccinated. He wanted to get the Covid so he could build immunities and his wish came true about a month ago," said Wollenweber in a telephone interview with CNN.

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