April 2012 - King's memoir, "The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption," hits store shelves.
April 24, 2012 - King told TMZ that he hopes the family of Trayvon Martin, the black Florida high school student who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, will get justice. He also talked about being forever linked to the 1991 beating that was captured on tape and the Los Angeles riots.
June 17, 2012 - King was found dead at his home in Southern California. He was 47.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.