Yesterday, instead of celebrating KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous’ birthday, friends and family showed up to his funeral.
The private memorial was held on Friday, as many KTLA staffers showed up to say a final goodbye to Burrous, who died after being found unconscious in a LA area Days Inn hotel room.
"Today would’ve been Chris's 44th birthday. I want you to know that the Chris Burrous you all loved so much was exactly the Chris Burrous I knew for the past 20 years," his wife, Mai, said during the service. "He was lightning in a bottle."
The couple has a 9-year-old daughter named Isabella, who spoke at the service along with Burrous' father.
"Chris, we love you and we’ll always miss you," his father said.