View Full Version : ML King Daughter, Yolanda, Dies
Steven E. Webster
05-16-2007, 07:13 AM
I was sad to see that Yolanda King has passed at a young age.
She stood beside Soulforce and was arrested with us at the action at the United Methodist General Conference in 2000.
This is truly a loss!
05-16-2007, 07:47 AM
This is shocking. Another Tuesday loss, this time an ally. 51 is so very young still.
Yolanda King, Mel White, Arun Gandhi
I saw how young she was. How much good work of hers will we miss for her absence?
05-16-2007, 04:50 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- Yolanda King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through drama and motivational speaking, collapsed and died. She was 51.
King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., said Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Center. The family did not know the cause of death, but relatives think it might have been a heart problem, he said.
''She was an actress, author, producer, advocate for peace and nonviolence, who was known and loved for her motivational and inspirational contributions to society,'' the King family said in a statement.
Former Mayor Andrew Young, a lieutenant of her father's who has remained close to the family, said King was going to her brother Dexter's home when she collapsed in the doorway.
Her death came less than a year and a half after her mother, Coretta Scott King, died in January 2006 after battling ovarian cancer and the effects of a stroke. Her struggle prompted her daughter to work with the American Heart Association to raise awareness about strokes, especially among blacks.
This is a great loss. My heart goes out to her family.
05-16-2007, 11:21 PM
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Amazing woman. Huge lose. One person who will always be remembered for her amazing work!:love:
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