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Yolanda King Dies at 51

Martin Luther King, Jr's oldest daughter has died. Actress and civil rights leader Yolanda King was just 51 years old.

A spokesman for the King Center says the family doesn't know yet how she died, but thinks it may have been a heart problem.

King was born in Montgomery in 1955. She has appeared in numerous films and even played Rosa Parks in the 1978 miniseries "King."  She was also an author and advocate for peace and nonviolence.

She is survived by her sister, the reverend Bernice King; two brothers, Martin Luther King the third and Dexter Scott King; and an extended family.

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