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L.A. Now Live: Discuss Rodney King's life and death

June 18, 2012 |  8:10 am

Times reporters Andrew Blankstein and Phil Willon will join City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion about Rodney King, his legacy and the latest on the circumstances surrounding his death.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m., and questions can be submitted live.

King's fiancee called 911 about 5:25 a.m. Sunday and said she had found King at the bottom of his pool, authorities said.

A short time earlier, Cynthia Kelley had talked to King, who was outside, through a sliding-glass door, said Rialto Police Capt. Randy DeAnda. She said then heard a splash and ran out, DeAnda said. She saw King at the bottom of the pool at the deep end, he said.

Officers responding to the 911 call attempted CPR, which was continued when paramedics arrived, authorities said. King was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, where he was pronounced dead at 6:11 a.m., they said.