Jamie Sangouthai, Lamar Odom’s close friend and former co-star on his reality show Khloe and Lamar has died at the age of 37. According to TMZ, his death was the result of a heroin overdose.
Sangouthai had a rocky relationship with Odom’s estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, who is said to have blamed him for Odom’s alleged downward spiral into crack use. Sangouthai was often seen in the E! reality show butting heads with Kardashian, especially as she claimed he was living off of Odom’s dime.
But despite their differences, Kardashian was understandably heartbroken at the news of his death, tweeting:
According to TMZ, he died in a Los Angeles hospital after someone called 911.
Sangouthai was one of Odom’s best men in his wedding to Kardashian. According to E! News, the two were childhood friends. Odom was often seen on their show taking care of Sangouthai.
No word yet from Odom, but this is the latest in a chain of devastating tragedies that have marred his life & career. From the loss of his mother at 12, to his 7-month-old to SIDS, to his cousin’s death and the end of his marriage, his has been a life full of loss. We are collectively sending him healing vibes and condolences during this time.