Finding closure for the family of Jamie Sangouthai…
Maybe you remember him from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians spin off, Khloe and Lamar. Jamie was long time friends with Lamar Odom. The two of them grew up in Queens New York and Jamie was even the best man at Odom’s wedding to Khloe in 2009.
This past Sunday, June 14 Jamie passed away in a hospital in Los Angeles. While it was suspected that he had died of a drug overdose, it is now clear the real cause of death. His family can find closure in knowing that his death has been ruled an accident and despite the fact that it was a drug related death, it wasn’t an overdose. The L.A. County Coroner’s office reported that the autopsy shows IV drug abuse as a contributing factor.
Sangouthai was checked into the hospital with bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis, likely contracted by infected dirty needles. It is a fast spreading, life threatening, flesh eating disease that is commonly linked to intravenous drug use.
Death always seems sudden, but in Jamie’s case it was clear that he’d been struggling for some time. He’d been to rehab and relapsed into old habits. He even was in trouble with the law, being arrested last April for possession of methamphetamine.
For Lamar, who has also struggled in the past with substance abuse, this might have been a wake up call. It’s hitting him, and his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian, hard. She might not have been on great terms with Sangouthai but she did pay her respects via a Twitter post on Sunday. It read:
“When does it stop? RIP Jamie Sangouthai”
In order to bring his remains back home to New York for burial, his friends have put together a GoFundMe page. Their goal was to raise $15, 000 to help with funeral expenses and as of Thursday morning have exceeded that goal and are now asking for prayers and support for the Sangouthai family.