The Los Angeles Times reports that Rodney King died in an accidental drowning, but that the troubled historical figure had large amounts of drugs and alcohol in his system.

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King, whose violent arrest in 1991, was a central element in the L.A. riots.

The avid swimmer drowned in the pool at his Rialto home after slipping into a “state of drug and alcohol-induced delirium,” according to a coroner report.

Along with alcohol, toxicology tests found traces of marijuana, PCP and cocaine.

King had a long battle with drugs and alcohol. He tried numerous time to find a cure for his disease, even appearing on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

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