Most famous for stating just five simple words after he was savagely beaten by members of the Los Angeles Police Department, Rodney King, died more than two months ago after struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction.
Today, the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office revealed King’s autopsy results, confirming that drugs were in the activist’s system.
“Can we all get along?” were the words of his famous refrain, and from the looks of it, apparently he did not get along with himself very well.
Forty-seven year old Rodney King was discovered dead, in the pool of his Rialto, California home.
According to the autopsy report, that included a step by step narrative leading up to his death, King died after falling or jumping into his swimming pool.
Based on a chemical analysis of his body, prior to entering the swimming, King was delirious, as he was suffering from an alcohol and drug induced psychosis.
King was, in fact, unable to emerge from the pool because he was not only suffering from an alcohol and drug-induced psychosis, he had a chronic heart condition; the combination of the two left him incapacitated.
Although he died just three months later, King had just informed NBC4, in April 2012, that he was not only an alcoholic and drug addict, but he was in control of ailments.
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