Dexter Scott King, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, passed away at 62. Dexter succumbed to prostate cancer, leaving a profound impact on those that he touched.
He was named after the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, and carried the weight of his father’s legacy at a young age. He was just seven when his father was assassinated.
Overcoming personal grief, he became a force in preserving his father’s teaching and ideals and played a role as Chairman of the King Center and President of the King Estate.
His family, including his brother Martin Luther King III and sister Bernice King, remember him as a brave and dedicated individual whose life was a testament to strength and resilience.
Reverend Al Sharpton, echoing the sentiments of many, expressed deep sorrow, yet found solace in the belief that Dexter is now reunited with his reverend parents and sister, Yolanda.