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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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173 COMMENTS

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31.

ali    

what a dummy.

730 days ago
32.

Paul B    

What a loser . He got what he deserved.

730 days ago
33.

Annie     

LOL!

730 days ago
34.

Lmao    

That's terrible... You would think after what happened to him he would have tried to prove his naysayers wrong.

730 days ago
35.

pak1    

SHOCKING!!!! I thought he was the bishop of Canterbury

730 days ago
36.

gamepro    

so drugs kill again but i guess people who do drugs think they will live to 100 -.-

730 days ago
37.

Lulubelle    

No ****.

730 days ago
38.

Deelight    

OMG I am SHOCKED!!!

730 days ago
39.

Deelight    

Shocked it was booze...

730 days ago
40.

jdranetz    

Millions of dollars worth of damage, and the deaths of 28 innocent people were the result of this man's 100 mph drug fueled chase, and his refusal to cooperate with a police woman's orders to stand down. The police have a responsibility to use OVERWHELMING force to subdue non-compliant suspects. The reason being, every second the conflict goes on is another chance for a tragedy. Search the net, there are dash cam videos of suspects being treated with the benefit of the doubt, and turning on the officers. In one video a female state trooper had her FACE BROKEN by a large man refusing to accept a ticket. Another video shows a n elderly sheriff being dragged off view to be shot when three men in a car launch a coordinated attack. Why, because they were illegals, and didn't want to be deported. Rodney King deserved to have his ass handed to him.

730 days ago
41.

Big D    

What a shock! Somebody should of kicked his ass again.

730 days ago
42.

Spencer B in MD    

LOL, there was a "hoe" in the pool. I bet there was.

730 days ago
43.

Spencer B in MD    

I love that his girlfriend used a pitchfork to try and save him. I guess she didn't have a gun: "Hey Rodney, grab a hold of this bullet!"

730 days ago
44.

bob    

Ha Ha!
We are all SO not surprised you died because of drugs you worthless piece 'o crap.

730 days ago
45.

gloria    

Girlfriend trys to save his live with a pitchfork? I don't think she was trying to save his life. Addicts should not have pools in their backyards.

730 days ago
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