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Rodney King Died in an Accidental Drowning

The death of Rodney King, whose beating by white policemen led to deadly riots in Los Angeles 20 years ago, has been ruled an accidental drowning.

The 47-year-old was also in a state of "delirium" induced by the alcohol and cocaine, PCP and marijuana in his system when he died, a coroner said.

Police pulled King from the bottom of his swimming pool early on 17 June, and pronounced him dead at hospital.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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