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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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Mels    

Ok, that doesn't make sense. She saw him in the backyard and then he was at the bottom of the pool. Something doesn't sound right.

804 days ago
32.

what    

lololol.

Of course he was drunk and stoned. The suckers of california paid him god knows how much for being a **** up.

I can't wait for his fambly to start crying for the cameras. Jesse and Al will probably demand a statue in his honor.

804 days ago
33.

DoodahDay    

SHE sounds shady as f@#$! to me.

804 days ago
34.

YallNeverQuitDoU    

R.I.P My Brother!!

804 days ago
35.

Lana    

I was so sad to see Rodney had died. I had high hopes for him that he would be able to overcome his addictions.Very sad :(

804 days ago
36.

Jackazz flatts    

He was in the pool hiding from the cops

804 days ago
37.

raven    

Something doesn't sound right. How fast can a man drown while you grab your phone?Does King have life insurance policies or any kind of stuff blah blah blah that the gf can collect upon his demise? Is the gf banging someone else on the side...very suspicious death

804 days ago
38.

Star Whacker    

Sad for those who loved him, NOT sad for him.

804 days ago
39.

Superman    

Sounds like BS to me.

804 days ago
40.

Soulful Sagittarius     

Wow..something is not adding up...but i pray that his soul is now at piece.

804 days ago
41.

HamptonsHarry    

I bet he will still have a vote in for obama in November.

804 days ago
42.

Saints fan    

This came from Radar Online

Rodney King, the victim of a 1991 beating by Los Angeles police that sparked race riots, is marrying one of the jurors who awarded him a multi-million dollar settlement, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

King, 44, recently proposed to Cynthia Kelley - juror number five - who pushed to award King a $3.8 million payout in a civil case against the city of Los Angeles.

Rodney King, the victim of a 1991 beating by Los Angeles police that sparked race riots, is marrying one of the jurors who awarded him a multi-million dollar settlement, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

King, 44, recently proposed to Cynthia Kelley - juror number five - who pushed to award King a $3.8 million payout in a civil case against the city of Los Angeles.

804 days ago
43.

kerrplunk    

Can we all get along

804 days ago
44.

nyc44th    

this sounds fishy to me

804 days ago
45.

PT    

I think we'll all agree smoking weed had nothing to do with this.

804 days ago
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