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Rodney King

Autopsy Report Prompts

Family Health Scare

8/26/2012 2:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rodney King
's family believes R.K.'s autopsy report contains a key piece of information about Rodney's health that could save their own lives ... and it centers around his heart.

A member of the King family tells TMZ ... the coroner explained how Rodney suffered from an enlarged heart before his death ... a condition that has grave consequences if left untreated.

While Rodney's heart condition wasn't the main cause of his death (see: drowning, cocaine, PCP, alcohol) multiple members of his family view the discovery of King's cardiomegaly as a "wake up call" to get themselves checked out.

One family member who didn't want to be identified tells us, "I never knew he had heart trouble. I am worried that I could be at risk as well and I'm making a doctor's appointment next week."

The family member adds, "I am going to pass the message to the rest of the family that we need to get checked up so we don't die young."

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

696 days ago
2.

who-me    

Can't we all smoke pcp and get along?

696 days ago
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Stiletto    

Grave consequences...arr-arr!

696 days ago
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Spicy mag    

That's smart of them to get checked out. Also not smoking crack will do wonders.

696 days ago
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aj1942050    

Alcohol abuse will enlarge your heart.

696 days ago
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Dawn    

Ya, because every family has a genetic trait of PCP use and being stupid........Think that was soley reserved for Mr. King..... drug use equals heart problems

696 days ago
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Holly    

An enlarged heart can be caused by a lot of things, but in Rodney's case, it's pretty clear it was caused by cocaine. Coke and amphetamines are one cause of an enlarged heart. I doubt his family has much to worry about unless they are also doing cocaine or speed.

696 days ago
8.

Faye    

The key piece of information his family needs to know is that Rodney was a druggie. He was a druggie in 1991 when he led cops on a high speed chase. He was loaded with drugs when they beat the crap out of him. Nothing changed in the ensuing 20 years. He died loaded with drugs.

696 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

Ummm...it was the drug use that weakened his heart you idiots.

695 days ago
10.

Gigohead     

Poor Rodney. He had a big heart after all.

695 days ago
11.

MadCharles    

Do we really want this roll models genes to continue surviving?

695 days ago
12.

John    

I am betting the heart issue was due to drug abuse rather than normal genetics..

695 days ago
13.

bob    

All blacks have bigger hearts. It balances out their smaller brains.

695 days ago
14.

jdritsch    

Once a ghetto a hole, always a ghetto s***bag! Thanks for contributing nothing to society but being a junkie.

695 days ago
15.

RomneyIsACurse    

have have? TMZ hires the stupidest writers ever. Probably only people stupid enough to let harvey fudge them in their pooter.

695 days ago
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