KTLA anchor Chris Burrous' cause of death released

An investigative report on KTLA anchor Chris Burrous has determined that his cause of death was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Burrous, 43, was found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif on December 27, and later died at the hospital. The death has been ruled as accidental.

The coroner’s report said that in addition to the Class A drug, “Other contributing factors include hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.”

Glendale police were contacted by a man who told them “an individual he was with had passed out and was possibly not breathing.” The man he was with administered CPR before Burrous was taken him to the hospital. The medical emergency occurred during a sexual encounter, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Related: Drug overdose deaths per state

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North Dakota

Deaths per 100,000: 2.7

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South Dakota

Deaths per 100,000: 6.4

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Nebraska

Deaths per 100,000: 7.3

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Iowa

Deaths per 100,000: 8.7

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Minnesota

Deaths per 100,000: 9.4

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Virginia

Deaths per 100,000: 9.5

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Texas

Deaths per 100,000: 9.8

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New York

Deaths per 100,000: 10.6

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Mississippi

Deaths per 100,000: 10.7

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Georgia

Deaths per 100,000: 10.8

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Kansas

Deaths per 100,000: 11.1

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California

Deaths per 100,000: 11.3

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Hawaii

Deaths per 100,000: 11.8

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Maine

Deaths per 100,000: 11.9

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Illinois

Deaths per 100,000: 11.9

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Alabama

Deaths per 100,000: 12

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Arkansas

Deaths per 100,000: 12.1

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Oregon

Deaths per 100,000: 12.5

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Idaho

Deaths per 100,000: 12.8

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Vermont

Deaths per 100,000: 12.9

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South Carolina

Deaths per 100,000: 13

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North Carolina

Deaths per 100,000: 13

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Wisconsin

Deaths per 100,000: 13.1

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New Jersey

Deaths per 100,000: 13.1

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Connecticut

Deaths per 100,000: 13.1

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Maryland

Deaths per 100,000: 13.4

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Montana

Deaths per 100,000: 13.4

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United States average

Deaths per 100,000: 13.5

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Massachusetts

Deaths per 100,000: 13.7

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Florida

Deaths per 100,000: 13.9

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Washington

Deaths per 100,000: 14.1

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Louisiana

Deaths per 100,000: 14.4

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Michigan

Deaths per 100,000: 14.5

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New Hampshire

Deaths per 100,000: 14.5

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Washington, D.C.

Deaths per 100,000: 14.9

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Alaska

Deaths per 100,000: 15.3

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Colorado

Deaths per 100,000: 15.8

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Indiana

Deaths per 100,000: 15.8

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Wyoming

Deaths per 100,000: 16.4

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Missouri

Deaths per 100,000: 16.4

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Delaware

Deaths per 100,000: 17.2

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Tennessee

Deaths per 100,000: 17.6

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Arizona

Deaths per 100,000: 18.1

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Pennsylvania

Deaths per 100,000: 18.7

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Ohio

Deaths per 100,000: 18.9

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Rhode Island

Deaths per 100,000: 19.6

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Oklahoma

Deaths per 100,000: 20.3

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Utah

Deaths per 100,000: 21.9

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Nevada

Deaths per 100,000: 22.4

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Kentucky

Deaths per 100,000: 24

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New Mexico

Deaths per 100,000: 24.4

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West Virginia

Deaths per 100,000: 32.4

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The well-known news anchor had been an regular face on KTLA since 2011, co-anchoring the weekend edition of KTLA Morning News as well as serving as a correspondent for other KTLA telecasts. He was also one of the reporters covering the state’s recent wildfires as well as the mass shooting at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar & Grill. He was also known for his “Burrous Bites” segments on local restaurants.

Burrous is survived by his wife Mai Do-Burrous, a journalist whom he met while working at KGET, and their 9-year-old daughter.

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