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Rodney King Was on PCP, Coke, Booze: Death Report

They all contributed to his pool drowning

(Newser) - Rodney King's cause of death is listed as drowning—but PCP, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol also played a role, his death report says. "In a state of drug and alcohol induced delirium," King fell or jumped into the pool where he drowned, the report says. "The... More »

King Family Won't Invite Fiancée to the Funeral

Cynthia Kelley's story doesn't ring true to them

(Newser) - One person who's not coming to Rodney King's funeral: his own fiancée. The king family plans to hold services in Hollywood next Saturday, but Cynthia Kelley isn't invited, sources tell TMZ . Why the riff? The family doubts her description of King dying in his own pool... More »

Pot Seized From Rodney King Home

Autopsy complete, but toxicology results may not be known for weeks

(Newser) - Police investigating the death of Rodney King have confiscated marijuana plants and gardening tools from his home. King's body was pulled from the deep end of his pool Sunday morning and a police spokesman says that "even though we're investigating this as an accidental drowning, we're... More »

Friends Doubt Rodney King Death Story

They suspect fiancée Cynthia Kelley is hiding something

(Newser) - Two of Rodney King's close friends think his fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is lying about what happened in the hours before his death . Kelley says King, who had reportedly been drinking and smoking weed , banged on the window of their house around 5am yesterday and then she heard a... More »

King Boozing, Smoking Weed Before He Died

Fiancée Cynthia Kelley says she heard screams

(Newser) - Rodney King drank all day yesterday and smoked marijuana for hours before dying at the bottom of his swimming pool early this morning, TMZ reports. Sources close to King say his fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, tells them she went to bed at 2 a.m. and was awakened at 5... More »

Rodney King Dead at 47

Was found in pool by fiancee in possible drowning

(Newser) - Rodney King, the motorist whose videotaped beating at the hands of white police officers spawned riots that engulfed Los Angeles in 1992, has been found dead at the age of 47. Sources tell TMZ that King's fiancee found him dead at the bottom of the pool early today; responders... More »

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