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Rodney King Death Report

PCP, Coke, Weed, Booze

8/23/2012 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:17 AM PT --
In the report, the coroner says King was "in a state of drug and alcohol induced delirium" at the time of his death ... and either fell or jumped into the swimming pool.

The report continues, "The effects of the drugs and alcohol, combined with [King's preexisting heart condition] probably precipitated a cardiac arrhythmia and [King], thus incapacitated, was unable to save himself and drowned."

According to the report, King was naked and face down at the deep end of the pool when officials arrived on scene.

Cops also found a pitchfork, a hoe and a vaccuum pool sweeper in the pool ... which King's GF used to try and fish Rodney out of the water. The GF told cops she didn't go in after Rodney because she is not a good swimmer and was afraid to enter the water.

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 was under the influence of SEVERAL substances at the time of his death -- including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and PCP -- this according to Rodney's death report.

According to the report, the cause of death is listed as accidental drowning -- but the drugs were contributing factors.

The PCP is interesting because there was a theory around the time of the 1991 beating that Rodney displayed super-human strength because he was on PCP at the time. However, blood tests for the drug turned up negative.

TMZ broke the story ... King's fiancee discovered his body at the bottom of the pool at the couple's home in Rialto, CA on June 17.

King became famous in 1991 when he was the victim of police brutality at the hands of the LAPD. The officers involved in the incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.

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CZAR1492    

a god amongst men

610 days ago
2.

moxie    

Oh, what a surprise...

610 days ago
3.

dave    

Now that's a shock!!

610 days ago
4.

c    

marijuana AND weed? ha

610 days ago
5.

Tim    

Oh Rodney, were did your mother and I go wrong?

610 days ago
6.

Truth    

NICE ****TAIL ON THE RUN... "HAVE A COKE AND A SMILE". #TRUTH!!

610 days ago
7.

DaveT    

Now if only we had video cameras on during the other 365 days a year the LAPD brutally beats people to a pulp, we'd be getting somewhere

610 days ago
8.

Honeys Booboo    

Well smash my head in and call me Fuhrmann.

610 days ago
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Amber    

No!! Really?!?!? I'm shocked! (INSERT Sarcasm here)

610 days ago
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todd.fleshman.ctr@navy.mil    

TMZ writers are stupid, Isn't Marijuana and weed the same thing...PROOF READ before you publish...idiots.

610 days ago
11.

yuckmouth    

He was under the influence of weed and marijuana!
I didn't know there was a difference.

610 days ago
12.

Mark    

What is the difference between marijuana and weed?

610 days ago
13.

Mandy    

Marijuana and weed? Great combo!

610 days ago
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myopinion    

Wow..he was trying to kill himself....I knew he was trying to deal with what his life had became but ALL those drugs...TMZ he was not under the influence of PCP during the beating he was test and it was negative. STOP with the lies.

610 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

Marijuana & weed???? I thought thought it was the same things guys.

610 days ago
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