Former NBA star Lamar Odom is declared officially brain dead. Read on for more details about this breaking news!
35-year-old former professional basketball player Lamar Odom was declared brain dead on Thursday, October 15. According to a report by RadarOnline, Odom was ruled brain dead 48 hours after he was found unconscious and covered in blood at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch, a brothel that is located in Crystal, Nevada.
According to Extra, Odom has been in a medically induced coma at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada since October 13, Tuesday. Multiple sources said that Odom took pills, booze, and cocaine during the party bender at the brothel.
One source said that Odom has “no brain activity.” Another one added that the tests showed no brain function. It was also reported that his kidneys are already failing and so he was placed on dialysis. His estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, is now making medical decisions for him. She might also be in charge of any life-support decisions.
Extra reported that there has been a speculation that Odom’s condition became stable after the Kardashians, including Khloe, Kim, Kourtney, Kris, and Kylie, were spotted leaving Sunrise Hospital and boarding a private jet.
Odom married Khloe Kardashian in September 2009. Their wedding was featured in the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” where he appeared in a few episodes. The couple had their own show entitled “Khloe & Lamar,” which debuted on April 10, 2011. Odom’s children from his past relationship also starred in the said show. However, the show was canceled in 2012 after a couple of seasons. On December 13, 2013, Khloe filed a divorce from Odom as well as legal restoration for her last name. Both parties signed the divorce papers in July 2015, but the divorce is yet to receive final decision from a judge.
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