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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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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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173 COMMENTS

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61.

skinnyminny    

What a shame! Looking to get that great bikini bod? Go to http://gonein90dayz.com

735 days ago
62.

kali    

Drugs kill.

735 days ago
63.

TKatz    

Wow....huge surprise! RIP Loser!!!!

735 days ago
64.

StarFleetVeteran    

What a waste of life. Good riddance.

735 days ago
65.

apexguy2013@yahoo.com    

how many more of dr. drew's "patients" will die? how many is this, 3?

735 days ago
66.

drjimmy    

What a role model..

735 days ago
67.

terryford    

TMZ can't we all get along....
Rodneys dead and your modifying history by the claim he might have been on PCP when beaten by the cops...come on Dude!!!!

735 days ago
68.

terryford    

TMZ...u guys get all the scoops..
How come the "hoe" didn't try to help Rodney out of the pool???
Maybe she didn't get paid up front????

735 days ago
69.

delerious    

Glad he had all that money to blow! Is his family still begging for money to bury him! What a waste!

735 days ago
70.

Bubba    

Police found a ho in the pool
You couldn't make it up

735 days ago
71.

Bubba    

Police found a ho in the pool
You couldn't make it up

735 days ago
72.

Estelita    

say it isn't so....

735 days ago
73.

Gotti    

Key word, PROBABLY!

735 days ago
74.

mikeh420    

52 innocent people died because of this piece of trash? Police should have taken him back to Foothill Station THEN beat him!

735 days ago
75.

marc bohme    

the dude smoked a JEFFREY

735 days ago
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