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The body of Rodney King was discovered at the bottom of a pool by his fiancee last month, with the cause of death listed as “accidental drowning.”
That may technically still be the case, but the official death report has come out and it’s undeniable now that the man whose 1991 beating sparked riots in Los Angeles stumbled to his demise at the result of numerous substances in his body.
It’s unclear if he jumped or fell into the water, according to the coroner, but King was “in a state of drug and alcohol induced delirium” at the time of his passing.
“The effects of the drugs and alcohol,More >
Rodney King, whose beating by L.A. police in 1991 was caught on tape and sparked riots after the acquittal of the officers involved, was found dead Sunday.
He was found in his swimming pool, local authorities said.
King’s fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, found his body. He was 47.
Police in Rialto, Calif., received a 911 call from King’s fiancee, Kelly, about 5:25 a.m., said Capt. Randy DeAnda. Responding officers discovered King at the bottom of the swimming pool, removed him and attempted to revive him.
King was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
There were no preliminary signs of foul play,More >
Rodney King has been charged with misdemeanor DUI, according to reports.
Stemming from his arrest July 12 in Riverside County, Calif., King was charged after officers claim they witnessed Rodney committing “multiple infractions.”
Police eventually suspected he was under the influence and arrested him. King told CNN he was under the influence of a “medical marijuana prescription.”
Rodney King was added to our celebrity mugshots gallery shortly thereafter.
If convicted, the famous police brutality victim whose beating at the hands of four cops sparked the early ’90s L.A. riots could beMore >