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Former Bakersfield anchor Chris Burrous cause and manner of death confirmed

Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 21:00:25-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Chris Burrous, the beloved KTLA anchor and former Bakersfield anchor that was reported dead in December 2018 was found to have died from methamphetamine toxicity, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed on Friday.

According to the Coroner, Burrous was found unresponsive at a hotel in Glendale and when authorities were called, Burrous was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:06 p.m. on December 27.

It was determined that Burrous died from methamphetamine toxicity with other contributing factors being hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

The manner of his death was an accident.

Burrous came to Bakersfield in 1999 where he worked as a morning news anchor at KGET. It was there that he met his wife, Mai Do-Burrous.

Burrous joined KTLA in 2011, after spending over a decade as a reporter and anchor throughout the country.

He was 43 and is survived by his wife, Mai Do-Burrous, and 9-year-old daughter, Isabella.