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Rodney King Death Report

PCP, Coke, Weed, Booze

8/23/2012 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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.

Rodney King
 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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Spencer B in MD    

Good job buying a pool, Rodney - The only thing Rodney ever did right!.

755 days ago


Um, aren't weed and marijuana the same thing?

755 days ago


Keep this in mind folks. alcohol and cocaine are LETHAL when combined.

755 days ago


Lived a Loser, Died a Loser!

755 days ago


No loss.....He was a pathetic drug addict from the beginning. No wonder the cops had a hard time trying to arrest him with all the drugs he was on. He was a drag on society and a lifetime loser.

755 days ago

Spencer B in MD    

They could have saved time and space on his Death Certificate by only listing the drugs that he wasn't on.

755 days ago

Oh A 💛💋    

Damn .....

755 days ago

buzz kill    

Shocking I say shocking, who would of thought.

755 days ago



755 days ago

Dr. Bombay    

A major reported cause of PCP deaths in California has been drowning.
In one series of 19 PCP deaths investigated in two California counties,
11 of the 19 were from drowning--one while in the shower. The PCP
user readily loses his orientation while swimming or immersed and
frequently drowns, sometimes in very small amounts of water."

I had a childhood friend who drowned while high on PCP. It's really nasty stuff.

755 days ago


Drugs and alcohol are killers. So sorry that Rodney had to learn that the hard way.

755 days ago


Another druggie gone, wewt!

755 days ago


I know I should not be surprised by the negative posts here but did any of you ever stop and think Rodney King did not go out looking to be famous, if the police were not caught on tape we wouldn't even know who he was. King did not cause the riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers.King battled his demons and addictions as do many Americans, other are just not out there for all the world to see. Many other have been victims of police brutality but because King was a addict does that make him less human? Through his ordeal he showed the world what had and has gone on in certain communities for years. So go on and keep hitting those hate buttons, maybe that will make you feel better about your own lives.

755 days ago


His family should of waited for the dam death report before blaming his fiance and not letting her attend the funeral, may Rodney rest in peace but come on Rodney pcp,coke, marijuana, and liquor with a heart condition ah HELLO!!! SMH.

755 days ago


nice combo buzz on

755 days ago
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