According to People:
Authorities discovered Ellis in his home surrounded by a liquor bottle and a syringe "with a small amount of dark liquid inside it consistent with heroin," an incident report obtained by PEOPLE said.
Ellis' roommate and two friends told police that they had not heard from him for two days, according to the report. The roommate told authorities that he had previously tried checking up on Ellis, but his door was closed and locked.
The two friends told police that they were aware Ellis had struggled with alcohol and drug use, the report said.
Police said that foul play was not suspected, and that the medical examiner responded to the scene.
Photo Credit: Instagram / Christopher Ellis