Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian's Friend Jamie Sangouthai Died from a Flesh-Eating Disease
"How it occurred was self-injection and ruled an accident," LA Coroner's office assistant chief, Ed Winter tells PEOPLE
“He had [a] flesh-eating disease from his intravenous drug use,” L.A. Coroner’s office assistant chief Ed Winter tells PEOPLE.
“Cause A is Necrotizing fasciitis. Cause B is chronic intravenous narcotism,” Winter explains. “How it occurred was self-injection and ruled an accident.”
Sangouthai, who was 37 when he passed, appeared on Khloé Kardashian and Odom’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians‘ spin-off, Khloé & Lamar.
Kardashian’s friend Malika Haqq also shared a photo of herself posing with Sangouthai, Odom and Kardashian. “Thru good and bad times life shows us every spirit matters and leaves a print on the hearts of others after they have passed… RIP Jamie Sangouthai #GodHelpUsAll,” she captioned the picture.
Sangouthai’s friends and former classmates – Willie and Jonie Miranda – have set up a GoFundMe page to help his family with burial costs.
• Reporting by MARIA CODER