Yolanda King Dies at 51 - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

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.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Opinion

    Editorial: Memorial Day

    Editorial: Memorial Day

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:07:57 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This coming Monday, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. 

    More >>

    This coming Monday, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. 

    More >>
  • Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:30 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:07:18 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    More >>

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    More >>
  • Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:42:21 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:06:54 GMT
    Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

    More >>

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly