Former CBS 47 news anchor Chris Burrous, who was found unconscious Dec. 27 in a Glendale motel room and pronounced dead at a hospital, died of methamphetamine toxicity, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has announced.
His death has been ruled accidental. The coroner’s report allegedly states he was there doing drugs and having sex with another man.
Burrous was an anchor for sunrise and was with KGET in Bakersfield between 1999 and 2004. He also worked as an anchor and reporter at stations across the country including KGPE in Fresno.
He is survived by a wife and 9-year-old daughter.
Police received a call from a man who said a man at a motel had passed out and was possibly not breathing, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department.
Glendale firefighters responded to the scene and found Burrous inside a room and not breathing, Suttles said. CPR was administered and he was taken to a hospital where he died.