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Rodney King's Fiancee

Not Invited to Funeral

6/23/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622_rodney_king_fianceeRodney King's fiancée Cynthia Kelley is not invited to his funeral services -- King family sources tell TMZ.

According to sources, the services will be held next Saturday in Hollywood -- but the family hasn't contacted Cynthia since the day after Rodney died ... and doesn't plan to.

We're told Cynthia hasn't made any efforts to make arrangements for Rodney -- so the family doesn't feel the need to reach out.

We're told the family is also still skeptical about Cynthia's story -- that she heard Rodney banging on the window around 5 AM Sunday and then heard him fall in the pool.

The family doesn't believe Rodney drowned on his own because -- as one source put it -- Rodney was always a great swimmer.

Some family members don't have any hard feelings toward Cynthia -- but we're told many don't want to speak to her until an official cause of death has been released.

Our law enforcement sources say Rodney's death is still being investigated as an accident, and there are no signs of foul play. Attempts to reach Cynthia were unsuccessful.


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Last time I checked you don't have to be invited to a funeral.
If someone is willing to start crap at a funeral then they aren't remembering the person they are there to pay their repsects to properly.

854 days ago


Heavy drinking causes drownings all the time - In Russia there are at least 70 per year and all from binge drinkers, good swimmers jumping into the lakes during the summer - When you have heavy BAC - (plus weed) your Mammalian Diving Reflex can just fail to work...You jump into the water face first and there's a massive inhilation of water - you drown in about 10 seconds...The colder the water, the more this happens - as we all know the first reaction is to take a deep breath.


854 days ago


I find the whole situation disturbing. First the Fiancee does not attempt to get him out or pull him to the shallow end. I am not a strong swimmer either but if I cared I would at least make an effort and or attempt. Then during the 911 call she kept sobbing saying she needed to get off the phone to call her mom. No wonder why his family does not want her around.

854 days ago


great now another who killed who mystery????

854 days ago

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Since when does family "invite" people to funerals? I've been to plenty of funerals and have never once received an invitation in the mail.

854 days ago


what is sad to me is King needed to stop the booze and get to an AA meeting years ago, it has (like it or not, you glass or two of wine users....or a few beers EVERY-NIGHT after work people) AND switch to a joint a few nights a week, your more likely to stay home and just relax.Remember Marijuana speeds up your metabolism so stop the munchies!! you can.... and it will probably save your life. If you drink socially you are an alcoholic and it will catch up with you if it is a couple of drinks every night.

854 days ago

was Rodney an early bird ?sleep walking? why not run to someone house for help?why use a shovel?

854 days ago


I won't invite her either. I don't think she tried to help him.

854 days ago


I wouldn't invite her either, I don't think she tried to help him. She spend to much time on phone.

854 days ago


TMZ, you're doing a good job covering this story. Keep it coming. Good job trying to convince us to think the way you want us to. SORRY!! it's seems very fishy. Everyday you spreading it on thick. Good job trying to fool the people. Media dominance. We know the deal!!!!

853 days ago


People who are still breathing when they go into the pool will have water in their lungs, wasn't mentioned post-autopsy but they may not want to release that part yet. But, most times they do.
Going into the water NOT BREATHING will float due to air still in the lungs.

853 days ago


I hope they investigate because something just ain't right w/ this woman !!!

853 days ago



853 days ago


Something definitely doesn't add up.

853 days ago

It's Dave    

uh.... not "invited" to the funeral? Nobody gets "invited" to funerals. You just attend to show respect to the person who has passed on and to give your condolences to the family. I can understand why the King family doesn't want this woman at the funeral, but you don't need an invitation to attend and it is in really poor taste to keep someone from attending a funeral.

853 days ago
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