42 year-old Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of his pool by his girlfriend Cynthia Kelley, so far police believe no foul play was involved, but just the presence of alcohol abuse.
Rodney King became known for the 1991 footage of him and several LAPD officers attacking with their batons for no reason, he was also tasered and the whole thing was videotaped by George Holliday who then distributed to several television networks.
Rodney born in Sacramento had three children from his previous marriages to Crystal Waters and second wife Danetta. He was currently dating and recently got engaged to Cynthia Kelley
Cynthia for Rodney was godsend, a blessing in my life. I don’t know what I would have done without her in my life… I can’t wait to make her my wife!”
They met while he was in the middle of his trial against the City of Los Angeles, where he received over $3 million dollars and where Kelley was the only African American member of the juror as his trial, she was juror number 5.
By the time of the trial both King and Cynthia were married to another people, their started dating as soon as the trial ended.
After that they dated on-off until 2008 when they split up while he became a member at VH1’s Celebrity Rehab. The couple reunited after he resume filming.
Sadly it was Cynthia Kelley who was awoken by his screams coming from the back yard, when she got out she said he was naked and banging in a glass but OK, she went inside and then she heard a splash.
She got outside and found her boyfriend in the bottom of the pool at her boyfriend’s home in Rialto, California, around 5:30 a.m. She called 911 and they arrived at the house shortly after. Paramedics pulled Rodney out of the pool and performed CPR at the house but he was pronounced dead at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center at 6.11am. Cynthia also said he has been drinking and smoking pot.