Friday, May 24, 2024

KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous’s Cause of Death: Tragic Secret Life Led to Gruesome End for Popular Personality


The cause of death has been revealed for KTLA anchor Chris Burrous. It’s a gruesome story about a tragic death and a sordid secret life.

A couple of weeks ago I heard from a source how Burrous died and how he was found. It was so awful I couldn’t bring myself to write it. Now, however,it’s all come out.

The cause of death was methamphetamine toxicity. Other contributing factors included hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This is a meth overdose.

But the situation was sexual, and it was pretty horrible. Could it have been a surprise to his wife or co-workers? Burrous was found in a Days Inn motel after a fairly awful hook up with either a drug dealer or male hooker or combination. More graphic details can be found at I am not repeating it here.

The tragedy is that Burrous– who seemed happy go lucky, always “up,” a nice family guys — lived this again horrible secret life in pain and misery. It’s just mind blowing. Now we see why his family raced to raise money on gofundme before the truth got out. They knew there might be a problem with life insurance or other payouts.

I knew there was a “cover up” going on, but no people should suffer this way.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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