NY Post, Variety

How a Beloved L.A. News Anchor Died During a Sexual Encounter

Feb 25, 2019  •  Post A Comment

An autopsy report released late last week by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office declared that the death of beloved KTLA news anchor Chris Burrous, 43, was accidental.

Burrous, who anchored KTLA 5’s “Weekend Morning News,” reportedly died after overdosing on methamphetamine during a sexual encounter with a male companion.

The New York Post reports that Burrous’ death at a Days Inn two days after Christmas was from “methamphetamine toxicity,” according to the coroner.

“Authorities found Burrous unresponsive in a room in a Glendale Days Inn, after a male companion called 911 to report that the newsman vomited, passed out, and ‘was possibly not breathing,’ the report stated. Burrous was rushed to an area hospital, where he died,” The Post reports. “Earlier, Burrous was engaging in ‘various sexual activities with his companion’ whom he had met four times before through the Grindr app, the report said.”

Variety also reported on the autopsy, noting: “During the encounter, Burrous inserted two ‘rocks’ of crystal meth through his rectum before falling unconscious. … GHB was also found at the scene, although the report indicated it had been consumed by the other man and not Burrous. The other man was not charged with any crime.”

The Post adds that at some point Burrous “placed a mask on and ‘doused the filters with “poppers,”’ an inhalant of amyl nitrate, the report said.”

The Post adds: “Some medical factors, including ‘hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular heart disease,’ may have also contributed to his Dec. 27 death, the coroner said.”


  1. Inserting two rocks of crystal meth is not “accidental” under any normal sense of the word.

    He didn’t commit suicide per se but was certainly reckless, especially adding the mask doused with amyl nitrate.

  2. let the guy rest in peace … just because he was a newscaster at an LA TV station
    does not mean he does not deserve a private life … even though the circumstances
    are bizarre to most people … think of his wife and daughter …

  3. Paul, perhaps he should of been thinking of his wife and daughter……………………………..

  4. Well Hind site is 20/20. Certainly, we are not the moral holders over others. My wife reacted in a very similar manner. It’s naïve to think that one has moral virtues over anyone. Tomorrow Cohen will hold moral values over Trump and then vice a versa. The Catholic church is currently under scandal, for child abuse issues.

    Now if we put this in perspective in what Burrous did IMMORAL?

    More likely then not, from what I read the preexisting heart condition may be the Achilles heal in his secret life.

    I will Remember Chris –

    My favorite Breakfast Joint is Rise and Shine.


  5. I don’t think the coroner’s report being publicized was necessary. His daughter and wife deserved better. Why all the details?

  6. This is so, so Sad…. it is not Up too Me too Judge Chris Burrous, That’s Up Too God. My Heart Aches for Mai Burrous & His Awesome Daughter.. He will be Guiding & Loving You always from Heaven. Chris made Me Love watching His Morning Weekend News Show with His Co- Workers.. He Always made Me Laugh. Chris Burrous.. “ 🎶 Slee- ep in Heavenly Peace “ 🙏🏽

  7. wow…Queers are really weird……

  8. Candace Basey. Chris Burrous will not be going to Heaven. He’s gay and died during an act of Sin. Yes being gay is a sin. So maybe he will be looking up at his daughter from Hell.

  9. Thank you, Big Daddy and Robert Mason, for your having shown such finely wrought portraits of clenched little minds aswarm with snakes, snails and puppy dog tails. Piss all over “God”!

  10. Big Daddy. A very hateful individual. I don’t judge people. I’m not god. I liked Chris and am sad he passed away.

  11. Wow, there are truly cruel people in here.

  12. Thoughts go to his family. His wife and Daughter didn’t deserve that.

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