*Lamar Odom is said to be in deep mourning after the death of his best friend, Jamie Sangouthai, from an apparent heroin overdose.
An insider tells Us Weekly he’s “beside himself” with grief, and “really shaken” by the loss of his late friend, who was seen regularly on his former E! reality series “Khloe & Lamar.”
According to the source, Odom was partying in Las Vegas when he got the news of Sangouthai’s death. “When he found out Jamie died, he was devastated,” the insider tells Us.
The two had apparently hit a rough patch in their friendship a while back, but Odom is still “super sad,” the source adds. “He feels like it could have happened to him. This is a huge wake-up call for him. It has really shaken him.”
Another insider previously told Us, “They were best friends, like brothers. Lamar is going to take this really hard.”
After Sangouthai’s death, Khloe took to Twitter to pay tribute to her friend, sharing a broken heart emoji and the words, “When does it stop? RIP Jamie Sangouthai.” She later Instagrammed a pop-art illustration of a woman crying, writing, “Life doesn’t get easier but I promise you that life will make you stronger.”