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Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar donates $5K to the wife and 9-year-old daughter of LA news anchor Chris Burrous, 43, after he was found dead in a motel of a suspected overdose

A kindhearted Big Bang Theory actor has donated $5,000 to the family of California news anchor Chris Burrous who was found dead last week of a suspected overdose. 
Actor Kunal Nayyar, who famously played the astrophysicist Raj on the show, made the generous contribution to Burrous' grieving family on Sunday.
The 37-year-old actor's donation is the largest contribution on the GoFundMe page set up to help the late news anchor's family.
Burrous, 43, was a famous face in Los Angeles and a fixture on KTLA's 5 Morning News for the past seven years. 
Big Bang Theory Kunal Nayyar, 37, has donated $5,000 to the grieving family of Los Angeles news anchor Chris Burrous who died on December 27
KTLA anchor Chris Burrous died age 43 on Thursday after he was found unresponsive in a Days Inn motel in Glendale, California
Big Bang Theory Kunal Nayyar, 37, has donated $5,000 to the grieving family of Los Angeles news anchor Chris Burrous who died on December 27
The 37-year-old actor's donation is the largest contribution on the GoFundMe page set up to help the late news anchor's family. Nayyar played Raj on the CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory 
The 37-year-old actor's donation is the largest contribution on the GoFundMe page set up to help the late news anchor's family. Nayyar played Raj on the CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory 
He is leaves behind his wife Mai Do-Burrous, who he wed in 2009, and nine-year-old daughter Isabella. 
The GoFundMe page was set up by KTTV host Gigi Graciette to help out his family and cover funeral costs and already reached $74,445 of the $75,000 goal as of Tuesday evening. 
'This account has been set up – with his family’s blessing – to help Chris’s wife Mai and nine-year-old daughter Isabella, the loves of his life. Chris’s friends want to make sure Mai and Isabella have all the support they need during this difficult time,' the page says.  
The family is now beginning to plan Burrous' funeral, according to the page. The GoFundMe page set up to help Burrous' grieving family has already reached $74,445 of the $75,000 goal as of Tuesday evening
The GoFundMe page set up to help Burrous' grieving family has already reached $74,445 of the $75,000 goal as of Tuesday evening
Nayyar made the generous donation on Sunday to help the Burrous family 
Nayyar made the generous donation on Sunday to help the Burrous family 
Another GoFundMe, set up by Mai Burrous’ sister Rosemary Do Silverstein, had raised $28,492 of its $50,000 goal by Tuesday. 
His death shocked the golden state after he was found dead in a Days Inn motel on December 27. 
A man he was with called police to report that he had passed out and was possibly not breathing. He was found unconscious around 1.15pm.
Glendale firefighters administered CPR and Burrous was taken to hospital, but he died there a short while later.  
A man he was with called police to report that he had passed out and was possibly not breathing. He was found unconscious around 1.15pm on December 27
A man he was with called police to report that he had passed out and was possibly not breathing. He was found unconscious around 1.15pm on December 27
Chris Burrous leaves behind his wife Mai Do-Burrous and their daughter, 9-year-old Isabella
Chris Burrous leaves behind his wife Mai Do-Burrous and their daughter, 9-year-old Isabella
Glendale police said in a statement that the broadcaster's death is being investigated as a possible overdose, but that they are awaiting the coroner's report for confirmation. 
He joined KTLA in 2011 having previously worked as a reporter and news-anchor in outlets across the U.S. including Pix11 in New York. 
'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burrous family,' KTLA President and General Manager Don Corsini and News Director Jason Ball said in a joint statement on Thursday. 
'Chris loved sharing the stories of Southern California and connecting with our viewers. 
'He will be remembered as a great journalist and a wonderful friend to many. He brought a kindness to his work and will be deeply missed by the entire KTLA family.'

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