Los Angeles news anchor Chris Burrous was found dead in a hotel room on Thursday when police investigate a possible overdose of drugs.
Burrous, a 43-year-old morning anchor on the KTLA television station, was reportedly arrested by the police at a Days Inn after a man arrested by the authorities he had called had fainted and was reportedly unable to breathe ,
The man said Burrous may have suffered from an overdose.
Glendale Police Sgt. Dan Suttles later said at a press conference that the paramedics arrived at the place where the man, who "seems to be a friend," was already providing resources, KTLA reported.
First responders said goodbye to the CPR and took Burrous to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"Our thoughts and prayers go to the Burrous family. Chris loved sharing stories from Southern California and getting in touch with our viewers. He will be a great journalist and for many a wonderful friend. He has introduced friendliness into his work and will be deeply missed by the entire KTLA family, "said Don Corsini, President and General Manager of KTLA, and News Director Jason Ball in a statement.
Burrous is survived by his wife and daughter.
"There are no words," wrote KTLA reporter and anchor Lynette Romero on Twitter.
Our last time together You made me laugh until I cried. My tears are now for your sweet little girl, your wife Mai and your lovely parents. We will miss you so … "
There are no words. When we took this picture during our show, I did not know it would be our last time together. You made me laugh until I cried. My tears are now for your sweet little girl, your wife Mai and your lovely parents. We'll miss you so … pic.twitter.com/nkvtrzHcX3
̵1; Lynette Romero (@LynetteRomero) December 28, 2018