ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — Yolanda Denise King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest child who pursued her father’s dream of racial harmony through acting and motivational speaking, has died. She was 51.
King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, said Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Center. The family did not know the cause of death but that relatives think it might have been a heart problem, he said.
Born on November 17, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, King was just an infant when her home was bombed during the turbulent civil rights era. As an actress, she appeared in numerous films, including “Ghosts of Mississippi,” and even played Rosa Parks in the 1978 miniseries “King.”
Clutch Magazine sends our condolences to the King Family