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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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Deport them both    

All of the Black People need to riot at Cynthia Kelley's house!!! LOL Build Rodney a Statue with a Crack Pipe in one hand and Blunt in the other while running from the police. Maybe make the Statue in the Middle of a swimming pool.

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haskel420    

OH GOD DONT BLAME WEED FOR HIM NOT BEING ABLE TO SWIM

675 days ago
18.

Kevin    

Naked and screaming sounds like he was smoking pcp IMO.

675 days ago
19.

LasVegasResidency    

Who cares, **** him

675 days ago
20.

Lisa    

Suspicious. She probably pushed him.

675 days ago
21.

Bridget    

I think most of us thought that drinking was involved. His alcohol addiction was intense. But Kelley's story doesn't really make sense. I guess we will see...


RIP Rodney

675 days ago
22.

zeke    

Not nearly as cool as going 100 MPH down the highway and not stopping for police but at least he stuck the dive!

675 days ago
23.

user007    

She probably didn't want to open the back door and try to save him out of fear that he would eat her face off.

675 days ago
24.

Kelly    

Maybe he had an aneurysm, or maybe something was in the weed but it's very odd that he would drown in the time it took someone to find a cell phone.

675 days ago
25.

Keirie420    

Sounds much more like PCP or Bath Salts - cannabis will not make you scream and drown yourself. How very sad,.

675 days ago
26.

Babydoll0630    

Finally got what he had coming. He's been on drugs his whole life.........

675 days ago
27.

Bubbles The Chimp    

She heard a splash, then went to see.
He drowns damn fast.

Sounds like a weak story.

675 days ago
28.

surfsupl    

this guy's life has been nothing but tragic since the beating. sad.

675 days ago
29.

oldgeez    

People, it must have been the alcohol because we all know that marijuana is harmless.

675 days ago
30.

Liz    

Either TMZ needs to hire new writers or the story she is giving is crap! It makes no sense to me. Who would be screaming if he drowned? I just do not understand it

675 days ago
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