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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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91.

Powderfinger    

His criminal activity caused EVERYTHING that happened as a result. No tears here. Adios Rodney...the world is a better place without you in it.

754 days ago
92.

Dan Owens    

Give Rodney another chance!! Give Rodney another chance!!

754 days ago
93.

buzz kill    

No wonder this country is so fu*ked up, all the morons making excusses for the likes of R. King

754 days ago
94.

GabyO    

Smoking weed! SHOCKER!!!

754 days ago
95.

Allikat    

This whole story doesnt make a bit of sense. Sumpen aint right

754 days ago
96.

cindyd    

How did he drown in the amount of time? That story doesn't play

754 days ago
97.

Chance3349    

I bet he had large insurance policy and the money from the recent book that his fiancee was eyeing on...

754 days ago
98.

Bethy    

That story makes no sense...

754 days ago
99.

the truth hurts    

Wow, what a shocker! Drinking all day and smoking weed. He deserved to die if he was that effing stupid......the truth hurts doesn't it?

754 days ago
100.

JustSayinSD     

... am I the only one that thinks this sounds really far fetched? She heard a splash when he fell in and DIDN'T TRY TO GET HIM OUT? You don't immediately sink when you fall into a pool.... then she waited for the police to show up and he was STILL in the pool. Of course he passed away.. if she would have jumped in and pulled him out after she heard the splash he would probably just be really embarrassed today instead of dead.
I couldn't imagine sitting there for 15 minutes or so until the police show up and then wait for paramedics as my fiance was at the bottom of a pool.

754 days ago
101.

Rich     

Same ole ...same ole...oh wait...blame it on someone other than darling RODNEY...lol

754 days ago
102.

Cazarella    

Deeply troubling. Condolences to his family.

754 days ago
103.

Shan    

Um yeah.....am I the only one that thinks that story from the Girlfriend is a lil off-the-wall?? Sincere condolences and I pray that the authorities look at little deeper into this, for the sake of Rodney and his family.

754 days ago
104.

Eugejne Patouillet    

Guess he and drugs just "couldn't get along".

754 days ago
105.

ThisCooterTalks    

I smell a fish and TRUTH is anything but.

754 days ago
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