L.A.P.D. punching bag Rodney King died over the weekend, and his fiancee is telling friends that he was drinking all day and smoking weed prior to drowning in his pool early yesterday morning.
TMZ reports that friends close to King, 47, say his fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, is saying King was sitting around the house drinking all day Saturday, and smoked weed at some point before she went to bed about 2 a.m.
She says she woke up about 5 a.m. to a naked King in the couple’s backyard screaming and pounding on a door.
“What’s wrong, Rodney,” Kelley reportedly yelled out to the apparently drunk and stoned (and naked) King.
Kelly says she then went to grab her phone when she heard a “big
splash.” She went outside and found King at the bottom of the pool and
Paramedics attempted to revive King, but were unsuccessful.
King — who achieved notoriety when four L.A. cops beat the crap out of
him after he was stopped for speeding down a freeway after drinking with
friends — has a long history of addiction.
The medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy later today to determine the specific cause of death.