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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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LiLa    

Why would she go for her phone instead of letting him inside his own home? Something is very odd about all this.

856 days ago
122.

hollyhoodman    

Weed is a drug. This is proof you don't mix two drugs together. Cant say I'll miss this degenerate.

856 days ago
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bambam4LSU     

It may take 20 years, but Krama is coming to get YOU.......................

856 days ago
124.

Devildog    

What was he doing in the pool so early in the morning?RIP Rodney you're in a better place.

856 days ago
125.

Raejean    

(She was AWOKEN? How about awakened?)

Tragic end to a life already most notable only for an incident in which drugged-out behavior got him into the clutches of rogue cops. Put in a good word in hope for the rest of us with the Big Man, Rodney; you'll be at peace now.

856 days ago
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kenneth jackson    

yet ok... how you hear a slasp then he at the botton.. i swim it take a minutess to get to the botton..you don;t go down that fast..i think something is fishes going on........................love love..........

856 days ago
127.

Flats4310    

SHOCKING..... TYPICAL PERP

856 days ago
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Diann Marshall    

Something dosen't seem right to me, because if he was screaming and banging on the door why would she run to get a phone, and not open the door for him? Did she see something she's not telling or what? someone need to investigate her. something's fishy!!!

856 days ago
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Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Can we all chip in an get Crissy Brown a Pool too!

856 days ago
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LMAO    

Her story has more holes in it then the ones his skull had from the beating...

856 days ago
131.

Wanda    

Rodney King may have been so drunk and high on weed that he may have been disturbing his fiancee' as she was trying to get some sleep. In which how ever he got ouside, she may have locked him out, in order to get some rest. Then him beginning to scream, pound of the door for her to let him in, but she wouldn't at the time. He may have then stumbled and fell into the pool, and being so drunk and high, couldn't get himself back out of the pool and drowned. His fiancee may have went for her cell phone first, because of safety as in being able to call for help in case he got out of control and her maybe getting hurt. And as for her not going into the pool to save him, she might not be able to swim(sure that will be mentioned some time to come), as well as him being too big and heavy for her to pull him out, even if she could swim. But I just feel that she locked him out of the house, because he was acting really drunk and wild inside of the house.

856 days ago
132.

fatalpunch    

so why didn't she pull him out of the pull instead of just stand there waiting for police? she should have pulled him out when she heard the damn splash. stupid lady

856 days ago
133.

Jules    

THIS WAS SUICIDE!!! any one who saw him on celebrity rehab or heard him in interviewss saw & heard.. HE WAS EXTREMELY DEPRESSED. embarrased by the fact he couldnt live down what made him famous... and he didnt have anything much to live for anyway now.. At least now he will finally have peace. He served his purpose on earth

856 days ago
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kevin    

The weed was probably laced with something.. Weed dealers are s*** and u never know what u get in your weed.

856 days ago
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AlexanderMilburn    

she next saw King at around 5:00 AM when she was awoken by him screaming in the backyard.

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