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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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91.

joejava68    

oh well.nothing to see here folks,just a dead ex alcoholic/druggie thief .

698 days ago
92.

joejava68    

"PULL YOUR CAR OVER SIR"! " "STOP OR I WILL SHOOT YOU SIR" ! and so it all began so many years ago.

698 days ago
93.

latestdiets.net    

"can't we all just get....some PCP"

698 days ago
94.

Stallone    

Rest in Peace, Rodney. You were a gentle soul.

698 days ago
95.

Stratcat    

LOL!!!! Big surprise! LOL!! Good riddance!!!

698 days ago
96.

sierrarose    

I am very sorry for Rodney King. Over the years, I have seen him at various times on TV and he seemed like a decent guy trying to overcome his demons. It's tragic that he was not successful.

698 days ago
97.

Kristoferian    

Rodney King was a glorified criminal. It was a two way street with that incident, if you're watch the video, he acts like he was insane, grabbing his own a$$ cheeks and acting crazy, and the police went overboard as well.

698 days ago
98.

Raejean    

Not surprised.

698 days ago
99.

SpitBall    

They found a hoe? Not surprising. Oh, a HOE!...sorry.

698 days ago
100.

markos    

clearly he had mental and anger issues. The LAPD is now guilty of murder since in the lawsuit they provided him with the money to buy the drugs.

698 days ago
101.

Yak    

Why can't we all just get high?

698 days ago
102.

G    

He was sherm'd out got hot stripped down and decided to take a swim. Not the wise choice.

698 days ago
103.

MadCharles    

Yeah, that's the black roll model I heard so much about from the left. Another great American black eye.

698 days ago
104.

Slum girl    

Once a thug always a thug. The only people who have a reason to fear the police are those who have done wrong.

698 days ago
105.

The Neko Nation    

He never should have been beaten the way he was but Rodney King was a piece of garbage. Maybe someone will learn from this drug addict moron and realize that drugs are for losers.

698 days ago
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