A report into the death of KTLA news anchor Chris Burrous determined he died of a methamphetamine overdose during a hook-up with a man he met on Grindr.
According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, the 43-year-old death from meth toxicity was ruled as accidental. He was found at a motel in Glendale, Calif, on 27 December 2018.
The report explains that the overdose occurred during a sexual encounter with a man who Burrous met through Grindr. They met four times before.
Burrous inserted two rocks of crystal meth through his rectum during the encounter. He also used poppers.
Glendale police were contacted by a man who them ‘an individual he was with had passed out and was possibly not breathing’. The man attempted to administer CPR before he was taken to a hospital. He was then pronounced dead in the emergency room.
Officials were told Burrous did not have a history of drug or alcohol abuse and the drugs were taken recreationally. Burrous’ companion is said to have been cooperative throughout the investigation.
Burrous is survived by his wife, Mai Do-Burrous, and their nine-year-old daughter.
The reporter presented on KTLA since 2011. He co-anchored the weekend edition of KTLA Morning News and also appeared in other segments.