It remains unclear what caused the overdose but an investigation into his death is ongoing.
Los Angeles news anchor Chris Burrous was reported dead Thursday after being found unresponsive the day before due to a possible overdose.
Burrous, 43, who appeared on the KTLA “Morning News,” was found earlier Thursday at a Glendale Days Inn after a male he was with called authorities at about 1:15 p.m., Glendale police said in a news release. Burrous, who is survived by his wife and a 9-year-old daughter, reportedly passed out in the room and was not breathing.
The male he was with, who appeared to be a friend of Burrous, was already giving the anchor aid as first responders arrived, Glendale police Sgt. Dan Suttles said, according to KTLA. Suttles praised the friend for helping, saying he “quite honestly did a good job of trying to render aid.”
Burrous was transported to a hospital where he later died, police said.