1:36 PT – Chris died of an apparent heroin overdose … according to the police report. Cops say they were called to his home on the night of 9 September and found him dead, perhaps for “several days”.
The report says Chris was found slumped forward with his head resting on a table with a metal spoon, liquor bottle and syringe nearby. Inside the syringe was a small amount of a dark liquid which the officer noted as “heroin compatible”.
According to the report … Chris’s roommate told police he last saw him 2 days before he was found dead, and tried to check him several times but his door was locked and locked. The roommate says he contacted 2 mutual friends to come and open the locked door, and that’s when they found out he was dead.
Cops say the roommate knew Chris had problems with alcohol but was unaware of drug problems, but the 2 friends said they knew Chris had both alcohol and opiate problems.
Police say there were no signs of foul play.
Christopher Scott Ellis – a fan favorite of Discovery’s “Street Outlaws”, known by the nickname “Kentucky” – died in Oklahoma City … TMZ learned.
The OKC coroner tells us that Chris died on 9 September and the initial autopsy was inconclusive. We are told that a toxicology report is pending. According to his obituary, he died at his home.
Chris, who hails from – you guessed it – Kentucky, was a cast member on the inaugural season of “Street Outlaws” in 2013, but has continued to make appearances as a mechanic over the years. He last appeared in a 2018 episode.
“Kentucky” was unveiled as part of the team at Midwest Street Cars Automotive in Oklahoma City, and colleagues remember him for his hard work and sense of humor.
His family says, “Chris was a much loved brother, son and friend who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.”
Chris leaves behind his mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.