Man Found Dead Inside Hollywood Hills Home Rented By Canadian TV Host George Stroumboulopoulos

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Friends gathered in Venice on Friday night to remember a man found beaten to death at a Hollywood Hills home rented by Canadian TV and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos.

Officers responded to the 6700 block of Milner Road around 2:30 a.m. to a disturbance call, according to police.

Upon their arrival, authorities located an unconscious man suffering from severe trauma to his head.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

“This senseless violence, and it just makes you really appreciate moment that we have,” said Kevin Daniels, a friend.

In a statement, Stroumboulopoulos said the death occurred at a rental property and appeared to be the result of a burglary.

Stroumboulopoulos also described the victim as a “dear friend.”

The dead man is Richard Hong, 41, a Canadian actor who lives in Los Angeles, authorities said.

The Coroner’s Office said early reports indicate Hong died from blunt-force trauma.

Witnesses reported seeing a man run from the home.

A short while later, authorities located a man believed to be in his 30s hiding near a trash bin in the 1900 block of Grace Avenue.

No arrests were made.

According to police, the building where Hong’s body was located serves as a short-term rental property, similar to Airbnb.

The motive for the killing remains under investigation.

Stroumboulopoulos, 44, had a show on Canadian broadcaster CBC from 2005 to 2014. Before that he was a host on Canada’s music channel, MuchMusic.

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  1. Karma says:

    Hey, CBS LA… could you MAAAAYBE keep the annoying advertisement videos out of articles about dead people? It’s just not a classy move. I know you really want money and all, but I’m sure there’s a puff piece on Brangelina you’re doing that can carry your ad weight for you.

    Your friend, Karma.

    1. john j kuzmic says:

      You want to know another thing about Transgender people. Well, you pu$sies think I need so much protection when I already get paid more licking buttlips than what most of you’ll ever see with or without these people. Jail is punishment, but constitutionally it can’t be “cruel or unusual,” so every time you brain dead pu$sies give in and vote for more tough on crime laws check the “ferry dust” coming from my butt. Transgender is not sexual deviance, know your terms, dumba-$ses.

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  2. john j kuzmic says:

    11 am news…your staff made it a point to say a black man was killed …stated it a second time later…than you report a man killed in hollywood and no mention if he was white or black..he must have been white since you didnt mention..and a man was seen running away…what was his color…you didnt mention that or did the witnesses fail to notice…your report if terrible…keep reporting about trees ..you/re better suited..thru watching your news channel…BYE FOR GOOD…

    1. Karma says:

      You want to know another thing about Transgender people. Well, you pu$sies think I need so much protection when I already get paid more licking buttlips than what most of you’ll ever see with or without these people. Jail is punishment, but constitutionally it can’t be “cruel or unusual,” so every time you brain dead pu$sies give in and vote for more tough on crime laws check the “ferry dust” coming from my butt. Transgender is not sexual deviance, know your terms, dumba-$ses.

      I’m MIKE, the Original Internet PU$SY BlTCH, I get b1tch slapped by GROWAPAIR so lick I BUTTH0LES

    2. Karma says:

      PU$SY MIKE, wassuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup

  3. Joe Ramirez says:

    What shooting are you talking about? It’s he died of blunt force trauma!

    1. Karma says:

      What are you reading, PUSSAAAAAAAAY?

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