Rodney King was found dead this morning in Rialto, CA. He was 47. King — the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots — was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool by his fiancée.
Law enforcement responded to a call at 5:25 AM PT. TMZ was told:
They physically removed King from the pool and attempted CPR. Rodney King was pronounced dead at 6:11 AM.
According to our sources, King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is telling friends King was at the house all day drinking, and he smoked marijuana at some point, before she went to went to bed at 2:00 AM.
We’re told Kelley says she next saw King at around 5:00 AM when she was awoken by him screaming in the backyard. Our sources say Kelley found King naked, banging on the glass, and she called out to him, “What’s wrong, Rodney?”
Kelley is telling friends she then went to grab her phone when she heard a big splash. She then went to the backyard and discovered him in the bottom of the pool and called police.
Paramedics attempted to revive King, but were unsuccessful.