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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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Jordan    

Dr. Drew you did a great job getting Rodney Kning clean of Drugs and alcahol you should be proud of yourseslf.

690 days ago
17.

jeannie    

Jeez TMZ . After smoking a joint, did he go outside and dine on weeds ?

690 days ago
18.

xlllllllx    

how can you say he was a victim of police brutality and also say the police were found innocent of committing said brutality.

690 days ago
19.

TheTruth    

Hey genius', (Term used very very losely!) Marijuana is Weed, you idiot. But seriously, who edits your articles prior to posting?

690 days ago
20.

gd4nthg    

The difference between Marijuana and weed: Marijuana has Cannabis, and weed is from the ground thus, he may have run out of Marijuana and all that was available was weeds. Smile.

690 days ago
21.

devilgirl    

WOW! You learn something new every day on TMZ. Marijuana and weed are not the same thing, and here I always thought they were. Now I have done both! Dumb asses!

690 days ago
22.

seamus     

So sad, this man fought many demons yet seemed to be a kind compassionate person. Addiction is a never ending battle unfortunately Mr. King lost that battle. I hope he is at peace now.

690 days ago
23.

RD    

Does anyone really care? This guy was nothing but trouble and the world is a better place without the likes of him.

690 days ago
24.

kerrplunk    

Time to drug test the staff Harv!

690 days ago
25.

xsnkd    

TMZ Jumped to fix that one. The weed reference is gone

690 days ago
26.

Cooper    

OMG - I am shocked and awed......okay, and dismayed, too

690 days ago
27.

Gingesoby    

Marijuana and weed ? Coke listed in headline, me thinks you didn't proof read your story ! lol

690 days ago
28.

ManiacalZebra    

So much for the foul play theory. He did this to himself. Period.

690 days ago
29.

verlinda    

Rodney had more drugs than Walgreens

690 days ago
30.

Cujeaux    

I suppose he used the money he got for the autobiography - about how he conquered his demons - on drugs. PCP - AGAIN. Is it any wonder he could barely talk while on Celebrity Rehab?

690 days ago
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