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The Life Of Lamar Odom

Updated on October 17, 2015

The Alarm

Life Behind The Lights -Lamar Odom’s Life

Background-Personal Life:

Grew up in rough neighborhood in Queens NY with his mother.

At 12 his mother died of colon cancer.

Abandoned by his father – no close relationship.

Grandmother, Mildred Mercer, primary caretaker, died in 2003.

6 month old son Jayden died of SIDS. (

Jamie Sangouthai - his best friend dies, June 14, 2015 from medical issues related to intravenous heroin use.

Less than a week after Jamie Sangouthai died, his writer/producer friend Bobby Heyward died of a drug overdose at the age of 30.

Don’t forget the beak-up of his marriage and reported drug struggles.


The Human Spirit

There are things in life that break the human spirit and will to live at your best level. Here we are in October of 2015 experiencing the report of Lamar Odom on a cocaine binge found in a brothel unresponsive. Prayers are extended to Lamar Odom for his recovery. It is so hard to watch people spiral out of control. At times people believe that celebrity and money is the cure for life ills however it often shows as a magnifier for the problems and issues that one has. Although making the decision for rehab or counseling has to be an individual choice, it is sad to be surrounded by everything but drowning in pain and suffering without people concerned for your well-being. While everyone has their individual choice and free will we are our brother’s keepers when we know someone is spinning out of control. So here is this celebrity at a famous brother found unconscious and foaming at the mouth at the Love Ranch when the ambulance was called. Prior to that the prostitutes and owners could care less about an NBA star on a deadly binge because it fit their agenda and increased publicity even if they could be the witnesses of his demise.



What are your thoughts?

Does this situation the mirror situation of John Adam Belushi or Chris Farley and others?


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    • realtalk247 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Celebrity magnifies issues and sometimes escape from the spotlight would definitely help him. It's just sad that people tend to fit their needs (the brother) while knowing someone is destructing.

    • firstcookbooklady profile image

      Char Milbrett 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      I pray that he will come out of this, buy a cabin in the woods and chop firewood for the rest of his life. Then, he will truly find peace and happiness.


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