“Rob was crushed when he heard the news about Jamie,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “He got pretty close with [Jamie] when Lamar first hooked up with Khloe, and [the two] remained [close] ever since.”
Rob and Jamie were even “living together for a while,” sources tell HollywoodLife.com, and that the two, along with Lamar, “would spend night after night…playing video games, goofing around trying to make rap songs and getting into trouble.”
Unfortunately, the trouble got the better of Jamie. On June 14, he lost his life to Fasciitis and Chronic Intravenous Narcotism. He was only 37 years old. In basic terms, Jamie died from a horrifying flesh and muscle eating disease associated with drug use, what Dr. Marc Kayem told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY called an “aggressive infection that kills as many as 50% of people who get it.”
Rob, like Jamie, has battled his own demons in the past few years — with Rob personally struggling with depression and body issues. Seeing someone close to him lose their battle, sources tell HollywoodLife.com, “is really freaking Rob out.”
Rob’s not the only one feeling “crushed” by Jamie’s death. His best friend, Lamar Odom, is “beating himself up” over Jamie’s death and has been an emotional mess over his friends’ passing. “Lamar can’t talk without bawling his eyes out. He’s been crying all night and day. It’s so, so sad,” and source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com.
We continue to wish for the best to all of Jamie’s friends and family during this time of loss.
— Jason Brow, Tim Plant reporting