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HipHollywood can confirm that Lamar Odom’s best friend, Jamie Sangouthai, died of necrotizing fasciitis, a rare flesh eating skin disease and chronic intravenous narcotism, constant drug use by use of needles.

The chief coroner from the Los Angeles County Coroners Office tells us that the injury occurred by self injection and that the mode was ruled an accident.

Jamie, 37, died on Sunday after being rushed to a downtown Los Angeles hospital.

Following Jamie’s tragic passing, his friends and former high school classmates from Christ the King High School in Queens, N.Y started a GoFundMe page to get him back to his hometown.

“As most of you know, our good friend and CK classmate has passed away,” the page reads. “Jamie Sangouthai will be missed by so many. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough funds to bring him home. I Spoke to his childhood friend Leo and we are doing a fundraiser to help his mom give him a proper burial. I’m asking all of our CK family to please help out. Whether it be in the form of a monetary donation, or prayers being said for his mom and family. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. We would like to proceed with funeral arrangements as soon as possible. I’m sure we all stand behind the CKFamily when one of us is in need. Let’s unite and bring Jamie home. God bless you all. If we reach the goal, please keep donating because his mother can use all the help she can get.”

Just two days before Sangouthai death , HipHollywood spotted Odom at the SLS in Las Vegas where he appeared to be in great spirits. But following the death of his best friend, things shifted.

According to reports, Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband is having a hard time dealing with the loss. Apparently, the 35-year-old was drinking vodka and taking Xanax his flight home from Vegas on Monday after learning about the sad news.

Thoughts and prayers are with Jamie’s family and friends.

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