Dexter Scott King, the youngest son and third child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died.

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King, 62, died on January 22 after a "valiant battle with prostate cancer," according to the King Centre.

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"He passed peacefully in his sleep at home with me in Malibu", recalls his best pal.

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"He gave his all and fought this dreadful disease to the end. His wife said

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"As with all of his challenges in life, he faced this one with courage and might," she added.

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Born in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 1961, he was named after Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama

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He was only seven years old when his father was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968.

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Like his father, he grew up at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where his grandpa was the pastor.

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