Lamar Odom Shaken by Jamie Sangouthai's Death, Khloe Kardashian Hopes It Serves as Wakeup Call

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Lamar Odom has fought drug addiction off and on for years. His drug problems were the catalyst for his split from Khloe Kardashian. Now Lamar is dealing with the absolute darkest side of addiction. His best friend, Jamie Sangouthai, died in recent days of what was initially believed to be a heroin overdose. New reports say Sangouthai died of a flesh-eating disease caused by excessive drug use instead. Either way, Khloe Kardashian is hoping Jamie's passing might serve as a wakeup call for Lamar.

Khloe was among the first to share her words of grief over the passing of the former Khloe & Lamar star.

Lamar Odom has yet to publicly express his shock and grief, but it is expected Jamie’s death is hitting him hard. Friends of Jamie Sangouthai have started a GoFundMe campaign to return his body to New York so his mother can have a proper funeral and burial for him.

Khloe Kardashian expressed her shock over Jamie Sangouthai's untimely death on Sunday.

She is no doubt quite concerned over Lamar Odom’s reaction to this tragic news.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's next Tweet appears like it might be directed at Lamar Odom. Is it possible he can learn and grow from his best friend's tragedy? If so, then something positive might emerge from the death of his friend.

Lamar Odom was reportedly partying in Vegas when he received word that Jamie Sangouthai had died.

"When he found out Jamie died, he was devastated," a source tells Us Weekly.

"He feels like it could have happened to him. This is a huge wakeup call for him. It has really shaken him," the source adds.

Khloe Kardashian is praying the wakeup call hits Lamar Odom loud and clear.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.