This is just terrible. Lamar Odom is struggling emotionally after the tragic deaths of his two close friends, and now a report claims that his close ones are worried that he could turn back to drugs — or worse, take his own life.
Lamar Odom, 35, experienced great trauma when his best friend Jamie Sangouthai, 37, succumbed to necrotizing fasciitis brought on by drug use June 14. Just days later, another one of Lamar’s best friends, Bobby Heyward, 30, died of a believed prescription drug overdose. It was an unimaginable tragedy, one that hit Lamar forcefully. In the wake of his friends’ deaths, Lamar’s family and friends are reportedly deeply worried about him spiraling out of control. And they fear the worst — that Lamar could commit suicide. This is awful.
“Lamar hasn’t been seen this low since Khloe [Kardashian] walked out on him,” a source told Star magazine. “He’s depressed and completely overwhelmed with grief, and that’s a dangerous combination. That explains why the report is claiming that so many of his friends and family are concerned about him. Unfortunately, Lamar could be in grave danger.
What a terrifying situation. There can’t be much worse than experiencing the death of two close friends at the same time, and Lamar seems to be trying to deal with it by himself. With Lamar’s alleged history of past drug use and pattern of troubling behavior, it’s understandable why his loved ones are scared about his well-being at this time. In his depression, they fear that he could turn to drugs again, or even become suicidal. His family’s concern apparently became deeper when Lamar didn’t attend Jamie’s funeral. Oddly enough, he traveled all the way to New York but didn’t show. They were left wondering where he was instead.
“Khloe has been desperate to get in touch with him, but he’s not answering her. He’s dropped off the map,” the source said. It must be so frightening for Khloe, who has been trying her best to be Lamar’s rock as he grieves for Jamie and Bobby. She’s been by his side, being a shoulder to cry on and a source of support, but now that Lamar has seemingly vanished, it’s no wonder she can only think the worst.
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— Samantha Wilson