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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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76.

Tina    

Just like the report whitney houston had at her death

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77.

Fancey    

Can't we all just get a bong?

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78.

areyoustupid    

marijuana, weed....#smart journalism

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79.

only1butme    

Marijuana and weed are the same thing. Tmz is so not cool...

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80.

fafa    

At least he wasn't on ganja or chronic.

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81.

pepekale    

Now COPS win!. THis dude shoulda gotten outa the ghetto.

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82.

Paco    

-- including alcohol, marijuana, weed, and PCP

Marijuana AND Weed,,,;OMFnG!!!

728 days ago
83.

EastCoastChopper    

Now that's a buffet of chemical nostalgia there fo'sho!

When asked to comment, Dr Drew said the re-hab business is about relapse...not rehab!

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84.

gossipgirl86    

Damn another accidentally drowning as a result of drugs...I don't understand why people don't realize that the older they get the less their bodies can handle this stuff. Especially if they have been doing it a majority of their lives....SMH...SAD.

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85.

Ih8Taxes    

Isn't he supposed to be a hero according to Al Sharpton?

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86.

john wayne gacy    


how do you say rodney
king's name in spanish ?

PINATA ......

728 days ago
87.

Keith Hernandez    

"can't we all just get a bong" ?

728 days ago
88.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

Gro had really been "cutting back"!!! Can't we all jus share a bong?

728 days ago
89.

Dawn    

Same stuff that brought him all the fame and made him a "VICTIM" Killed him in the end! Could not have written it any better!!! A HUGE P O S !!!!!

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90.

Faye    

Is anyone, other than Al Sharpton, actually surprised by this?

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