Jennifer Gimenez is saying that she believes that addiction is what killed Rodney King. After being found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home on June 27th, his former Celebrity Rehab Sober House friend said that she believes that King’s boozing played a role in his death.
Jennifer told Radaronline.com, “Rodney was more than a man that changed history, a historic figure — he was a very kind, loving, sweet soul that suffered from the disease of alcoholism and addiction. The disease won with Rodney King and that’s heartbreaking. I will miss Rodney and his sweet, sweet smile and calming way. I wish everyone could know the man I met.”
The cause of death hasn’t even been announced yet or even rumored to be alcohol related but Jennifer thinks that King didn’t drown accidentally.
She said, “When I got the call he died I was in shock. In the pool??? We swam everyday at the house and even went surfing. He loved swimming…how could he have died that way?”
But Jennifer isn’t the only one that believes that. Another source told the site, “Something is missing to the story. This man loved to swim and wouldn’t have just drowned for no reason. Some of the people close to him are even speculating it was a heart attack or something.”
Rialto Police Captain Randy De Anda said, “[Kelley] was inside the residence, had been sleeping and Mr. King had been carrying conversations with her from the rear patio poolside. She had heard him speaking to her. She got up to go outside to talk with him, at which time she found him at the bottom of the pool.”
Needless to say, Jennifer was sad to hear the news. She said, “I’m extremely saddened by the death of Rodney King. I was blessed to know him and work with him…I lived with him for a month and we got close. He shared a lot with me.”
Rest in peace, Rodney King.