‘Street Outlaws’ Mechanic ‘Kentucky’ Chris Ellis Dead at 39
11:36 a.m. PT – Chris died of an apparent heroin overdose… according to the police report. Cops say they were called to his residence on the night of September 9 and found him dead, possibly for “several days.”
The report says Chris was found slumped forward with his head resting on a table with a metal spoon, bottle of alcohol and a syringe nearby. Inside the syringe was a small amount of a dark liquid which the officer noted as “compatible with heroin”.
According to the report… Chris’s roommate told the cops he last saw him 2 days before he was found dead, and he tried to see him several times, but his door was closed 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 had died.
Cops say roommate knew Chris had a drinking problem but was not aware of any drug problem, but the 2 friends claimed they knew Chris both had drinking problems and opiates.
Police say there was no sign of foul play.
Christopher Scott Ellis – a fan favorite on Discovery’s “Street Outlaws” known by his nickname “Kentucky” – has died in Oklahoma City … TMZ has learned.
The OKC medical examiner tells us that Chris died on September 9 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 is – you guessed it – Kentucky, was an actor in 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 on the Midwest Street Cars Automotive team in Oklahoma City and he is remembered by colleagues for his hard work and sense of humor.
His family says, “Chris was a much loved brother, son and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.”
Chris is survived by his mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Originally posted – 10:51 am PT
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