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Rodney King's fiancee will not be invited to his funeral, according to reports.
King family sources have reportedly told TMZ that his family do not believe he drowned on his own. They have highlighted that he was always a great swimmer, and they want to wait to hear what the official cause of death is announced as.
King, whose videotaped 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers led to some of the biggest riots the country has ever seen, drowned last weekend after Cynthia Kelley reportedly found him at the bottom of their swimming pool.
Kelley allegedly has told LAPD that she heard King banging on the window of their home at around 5:00 a.m. before hearing a splash and him falling into the swimming pool.
According to TMZ's source, the King family and Kelley have not spoken to one another since his death last Sunday. Despite their wall of silence, some are suggesting that King's relatives do not necessarily feel any bad feelings against Kelley but feel contact with her may be inappropriate until the official cause of death is released.
LAPD are still investigating the death, but are treating it as an accident, rather than homicide, and it is believed there are no signs of foul play apparent at the scene.
Rodney King's funeral is scheduled to take place next weekend in Hollywood.