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Rodney King

Drinking, Smoking Weed

Before Drowning

6/17/2012 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617_getty_rodney_kingRodney King's fiancée is telling friends Rodney had been drinking all day Saturday ... and had smoked weed in the hours leading up to his death ... sources close to King tell TMZ. 

According to our sources, King's fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is telling friends King was at the house all day drinking, and he smoked marijuana at some point, before she went to bed at 2:00 AM. 

We're told Kelley says she next saw King at around 5:00 AM when she was awoken by him screaming in the backyard. Our sources say Kelley found King naked, banging on the glass, and she called out to him, "What's wrong, Rodney?"

Kelley is telling friends she then went to grab her phone when she heard a big splash. She then went to the backyard and discovered him in the bottom of the pool and called police.

Paramedics attempted to revive King, but were unsuccessful.

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136.

AntiDenial    

Poor Rodney King. Sure looks like Alcoholics Anonymous did not work out for him, like it does not for so many others.

We discuss this at www.nadaytona.org

866 days ago
137.

SSinOC    

If he was drinking and whatever else all day she probably heard the scream and fell back to sleep. He later fell in the pool, sunk and drowned. You have to feel sorry for a guy who's life seemed to be nothing but continuous trouble. RIP Rodney.

866 days ago
138.

Renee    

Happened to one of my next door neighbors. Drinking next to the pool and apparently rolled in at some point. Don't drink near pools I guess is the lesson here.

866 days ago
139.

Predatordog    

The fool lazed some bath salts with his weed started to burn up inside, jumped into the pool !BAM ! cardiac arrest and glup,glup,glup Adios s***bag.....

866 days ago
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Predatordog    

She must've not known how to swim, she went back inside and searched for her phone book to call 911, then quietly smoke a cigarrete and waited till they came to fish him out..... old Rodney musta had a few coins left in his bank account ,she needed those more than she needed him I guess....

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Predatordog    

She was hold up inside all day long doing her thing with her pipe and him outside patrolling the back yard doing his..........came 5 in the morning something had to give and it did.

866 days ago
142.

Predatordog    

How the F--- was he preparing for a boxing match? against another crack head no doubt.....I guess he was trying to smoke his courage...

866 days ago
143.

DEWC3    

so sad but no loss here

866 days ago
144.

Testorz    

Regardless of the cir***stances surrounding his death, this man suffered a brutal beating at the hands of some cowardly LAPD officers !

866 days ago
145.

Paul B    

Bum

866 days ago
146.

tver    

Massive Heart Attack

866 days ago
147.

LAKISHA    

HOW COULD SHE LEAVE HIM OUTSIDE NAKED AND BANGING ON THE DOOR?

866 days ago
148.

Jubaby    

Wooooow

866 days ago
149.

Los Tamales    

I bet there was a rock in the pool... 'Cause he finally hit rock bottom

866 days ago
150.

KENDRA    

That doesn't even sound right!

866 days ago
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