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Too Tough To Handle — Lamar Odom Skips Best Friend Jamie Sangouthai’s New York Memorial Service

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Jun. 22 2015, Updated 9:15 p.m. ET

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Lamar Odom skipped his best friend’s memorial service in New York on Monday but RadarOnline.com has a gallery of the friends and family gathered to mourn Jamie Sangouthai’s death.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Odom was a no-show at Sangouthai’s memorial service at the Seneca Chapel in Queens, New York, on June 22.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Family and friends mourned the loss of the 37-year-old who died on June 14.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Those gathered for Sangouthai’s wake hugged each other outside the chapel.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Sangouthai’s family looked distraught outside the wake held for him.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Jamie was a super smart kid,” Sangouthai’s longtime friend and former manager, Joseph Genovese, insisted to Radar .

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Sangouthai appeared on the reality show Khloe & Lamar with his friends, but he was unhappy about his portrayal.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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He was captain of the basketball team, went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked on Wall Street. He never even did drugs,” Genovese insisted of Sangouthai.

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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“Jamie was on Lamar’s payroll, but he worked hard,” the friend claimed. “I don’t want people to think he was junkie on Lamar’s tail. He always had jobs, and never needed Lamar.”

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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“There were a lot of points when the show got edited. Jamie was the bad guy. He was the drug addict,” said Genovese, who managed his pal during his Khloe & Lamar days. “During that time, he was just hanging out, doing what a million people in L.A. do. He never did drugs on the couch all day.”

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Lamar Odom’s best friend Jamie Sangouthai’s family and friends arrive for his wake as they all were hugging each other at the Seneca Chapels in Queens, NY

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Tragedy followed the group with the death of Bobby Heyward on June 20. Heywood was friends with Odom and Sangouthai, who died of a flesh-eating virus stemming from his IV drug use, the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office told Radar.

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