Mes. King passed away at 1 AM this morning in California.
Flags have been lowered at the King Center.
She suffered a stroke some weeks ago and never fully recovered, although she had made a couple of public appearances, in a wheelchair, she was unable to speak.
Mrs. King was 78.
update: Later reports indicate that Mrs. King was in Atlanta, not California. When her daughter tried to wake her up, she was unsuccessful. 2nd update, Dr. Lowery says California, he got a call around 3 AM and then confirmed it with Christine Farris (Dr. King’s sister).