Wollenweber is not sure how Holliday caught Covid-19 but thinks their line of work exposed him.
“We were both plumbers and we go to people’s houses every day, so I’m assuming he picked it up from one of his customers,” Wollenweber said.
Wollenweber says the Rodney King beating video changed Holliday’s life.
“It’s sad because the video brought him a lot of bad luck,” Wollenweber said. “He was a working stiff, 알 잖아, just like all of us.”
Holliday shot the video early on the morning of March 3, 1991
, from the balcony of his apartment
. The video was seen on televisions around the world and was a key piece of evidence in the trial of four LAPD officers
, WHO were acquitted on all charges connected to the beating
The April 29, 1992, acquittal sparked riots in Los Angeles.
Two of the officers, Sergeant Stacey Koon and officer Laurence Michael Powell, were convicted in 1993 of violating King’s civil rights.
Rodney King died in 2012.
King’s daughter and CEO of the Rodney King Foundation, Lora Dene King, expressed her appreciation for Holliday in a statement to CNN.
“The King family will forever be grateful to George Holliday who had the courage and conviction to hold the LAPD accountable in their brutal beating of my father, Rodney. Our condolences are extended to his family and friends,” 그녀가 말했다.
“He was a great guy, and he was fair and he lived a clean life, he didn’t drink, he didn’t smoke,” Wollenweber said of Holliday. “He believed in God and it’s just unfortunate that this Covid took him.”
CNN requested comment from Holliday’s brother, 베드로, who’s also in the plumbing business. 하나, an outgoing message said he was not available, and he will be spending the week mourning.
Wollenweber says Holliday is survived by his wife and a son from a previous relationship.