Lamar Odom Loses Another Close Friend To Drug-Related Causes

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 06/22/2015 | 08:30 AM EDT

Former Los Angeles Lakers star is said to be 'beside himself' with the back-to-back deaths

Lamar Odom is mourning the death of yet another close friend less than a week after losing his childhood pal Jamie Sangouthai.

Us Weekly reports producer/writer Bobby Heyward, 30, died Saturday of a drug overdose. The L.A. County Coroner's Office has yet to release any further details on the case.

Odom is said to be "beside himself" due to the timing of Heyward’s passing and considering how close the pair were prior to his death. It's reported Odom's estranged wife Khloé Kardashian has reached out to the former Los Angeles Lakers star, as she was also close to Heyward.


Both Odom and Heyward had been dealing with the death of Sangouthai who died June 14 from drug-related causes. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office concluded the 37-year-old died as a result of a bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis.

Heyward wrote on his final post to Instagram, "#RIP To my big brother Jamie who always brought light into any room he walked into and laughter as well at all times J you will always be missed. Family for life. #BandOfBrothers #tbt."

Odom has yet to comment on Heyward and Sangouthai’s deaths.

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