Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai, has passed away at the age of 37 from a heroin overdose.
In a very sad Instagram post, Malika Haqq remembered Jamie:
“Thru good and bad times life shows us every spirit matters and leaves a print on the hearts of others after they have passed… RIP Jamie Sangouthai #GodHelpUsAll”
Jamie and Lamar had been friends since their young days playing basketball together in New York, and remained close throughout Sangouthai’s illness, as well as his stint in a rest and rehabilitation. Lamar’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian had her issues with Jamie, expressing on her reality shows, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Khloe & Lamar, that she felt that he was both enabling Odom’s drug use, as well as taking advantage of his financial generosity. Khloe expressed her sadness at his passing, tweeting:
“When does it stop? RIP Jamie Sangouthai”
when does it stop? RIP Jamie Sangouthai
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 14, 2015
This her is my only older brother Jaime sangouthai. Yes the one from The show Klhoe and Lamar. I have only met him a handful of times in my life because I didn't even know he existed until I was 15. He grew up in the streets of queens NY where we were both born. He was at one point a millionaire with everything he could ever want in life. But Hollywood chewed him up and spit him back out. But yet no matter when he was rich or poor he always had love for my sister and I and was very good at showing it, no matter how hard the drugs made it for him to focus on one thing. In the end we were all he had and we tried our best to save him from his drug use but we lost him. As of today I am sad to say he is no longer with us. May he R.I.P. I love you bro, always have and always will.
We express our condolences to Jamie’s family, friends and Lamar for their loss.
— The Kardashians (@TheKardashians2) February 19, 2013