Youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 62
Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of the renowned American activist and politician Martin Luther King Jr., has passed away at the age of 62.
Dexter Scott King, known for his anti-violence and racial equality views, and the son of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize-winning American activist and politician Martin Luther King Jr., died at 62. He followed in his father’s footsteps as an activist.
Dexter Scott, who served as the president of The King Center Foundation and King Estate, succumbed to prostate cancer after a long battle, as stated by his family.
His brother, Martin Luther King III, expressed "deep sorrow" over the loss of Dexter Scott, who passed away in his California home.
The King Center Foundation said in a statement, "He dedicated his life to continuing his father’s legacy."
Before his death, Dexter Scott was an activist for human and animal rights. He was only seven years old when his father was assassinated in 1968.