Georges holliday – the man who filmed King Rodneybattled at the hands of the LAPD in the 90s, which ultimately sparked the LA riot – died after contracting COVID-19.
Holliday died Sunday while hospitalized in Simi Valley, Calif., Where he had been since mid-August, according to one of his close friends and business partner. We were told he was bedridden with pneumonia and eventually succumbed to the virus after a few weeks. We are told he has not been vaccinated.
There is also this … relatives of George tell us that he was on a ventilator the last days of his life. We are told that when he was first admitted he had an oxygen tube, but his condition worsened and eventually he was put on a ventilator.
We are told he was plagued with blood clots and internal bleeding towards the end. His outgoing voicemail mentioned he was in the hospital with COVID.
Holliday’s claim to fame is the historic and gruesome video he captured in 1991 …
Had it not been for Holliday’s quick and decisive decision to start recording the madness from the balcony of his apartment across the street … it is almost certain that no one would have heard of what had been done to King that night of March ’91.
The gang ended up giving the impetus to lay charges against 4 officers – all of whom ended up being acquitted in criminal court … a decision that sparked the 1992 riots in LA.
Businesses were destroyed, cars and property were set on fire … and people openly fought with law enforcement on the streets for nearly a week in a row – resulting in more than a billion dollars damages.
King ended up winning a civil lawsuit … and being awarded $ 4 million.
Holliday put his infamous video camera auctioned last year – with a starting bid of nearly a quarter of a million dollars. He said it had come to symbolize more than he could ever imagine, especially as a result of George floyd.