Chris Burrous death: Los Angeles TV news anchor died of accidental meth overdose, coroner says

Posted at 11:45 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 14:47:21-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner says Los Angeles TV news anchor Chris Burrous died of an accidental methamphetamine overdose.

The statement from the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office added that Burrous also had heart disease, which contributed to his death.

He was found unconscious in a hotel room in suburban Glendale last December.

The veteran newsman had worked for Los Angeles television station KTLA since 2011, most recently as weekend news anchor.

RELATED: Southern California news anchor dies at age 43

Burrous, 43, previously worked as a reporter and anchor for stations in New York and Bakersfield.

Upon his death KTLA officials recalled him as "a great journalist and a wonderful friend to many."