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Rodney King

Drinking, Smoking Weed

Before Drowning

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

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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Wait a minute, first he was screaming in the back yard and banging on the glass butt naked; she then called out to him asking him what's wrong. Next she heard a splash and then went to get her cell phone. If she could see him standing there nude why would she not let him in immediately? Why was he banging on the glass of his own house? Call me suspicious but it just doesn't sound right to me. From what I've read there is a lot missing in between the lines of her story. Another LaLa Land cover-up!

823 days ago


Among the items confiscated from the home was a pitchfork. Was it used to hold him down under the water or something? It says the police believe her story, after what he put the LAPD through and how he made them look; they have not forgotten, I don't really think they are going to put forth much effort on Rodney's behalf because of his past relationship with LAPD. Some of them, even though they may not have been involved with him personally will see this as "pay back time". This is sad but true. I just wonder what really happened at his home because Ms Kelley's story has too many spaces in it. A lot has been left out and you all know it!

823 days ago


Well Let not talk about how he died. He is gone now god just call him home. And I just give condolences to his family. And to his family just keep god and your hearts

823 days ago


This is his own swimming pool. He is a known great swimmer. If drunk and/or on weed, this should not be his first time to be near, by, or in the swimming pool. When the fiancee shows up outside, is he screaming while outside or inside the pool? Banging the glass would demonstrate that he was outside the pool. So what is the coincidence of her coming outside, and then him ending up in the pool? What did his say while screaming? How long does it take for such a big man to drown in comparable with getting back into the house and grabbing the phone? She went to bed at 2am and woke up at 5am. So during the three hours, was there drama? Has the fiancee ever swam in this pool? If so, did she make any attempts or simply waited for paramedics? What other medical conditions does he have? May he rest in peace.

823 days ago


What a shame ! I had the p;easure of watching Mr. King on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and I have to say that he is a really nice guy who does love his family and really did seem like he wanted to achive his sobriety. Unfortunately it's sad to hear that a lot of people on hear don't realize what Mr. King went through 20 years ago and he does have PTSD and the whole end result is a shame. Although I'm sure all the police officers are fine.

822 days ago


God Bless you Brother Rodney. You weren't perfect but then again, who among us is? Rest in Peace. See you in heaven one day, brother!

822 days ago

margaret alcide    

First of all the girl friend should have check her story before call 911. It's a dead give away to her not telling the truth, their are holes in her story . And if the police can't see this, then something is wrong. first she said that she was awaken by a noise of Rodney King banging on the window, then she said she heard Rodney yelling in the back yard, she reply back to him but not trying to go outside to help, then she said she try to wake him up by using a shovel when the shovel can't reach the bottom of the pool. By her word of admission he was drinking and smoking weed all day on Satursday so by falling in the pool hitting a table so she say their is no way he could have gotten out being that intoxitated. she kill him, she stood their and watch him drown, and then she call 911 to rehearse her play sounding like she is so detrot. First of all you don't refer on the phone to a 911 operator as the man the police had beaten up, if you love him for my understanding he wanted out of the relationship and Miss. Kelly was not going to have that so she decided to get rid of him once and for all so i hope that his family don't let her get away with killing their son,brother,uncle and father.

822 days ago

London Reign    


822 days ago


15.mints, To get to the pool!!

822 days ago


Someone is not telling the truth, Only GOD know's what really happen.

821 days ago


Someone is not telling the TRUTH, Come on there are too many holes in the story. Only the LORD knows what happen.

821 days ago


Ol Lord:: R.I.P Rodney: Maybe the brotha can finally find some peace. He diff didn't have any on earth. Much love man:

820 days ago


Can anyone say bath salts

818 days ago


this is sad. the story doesn't sound right to me. someone killed this guy. MY Opinion. One of his girlfriends had some people drown him. She probably stood there and watched.

815 days ago
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