The lifeless body of former President Barack Obama’s personal chef, Tafari Campbell, was discovered in a pond near the Obama family’s luxurious Martha’s Vineyard estate.
According to Massachusetts police reports, on Sunday night, a distress call was received from the Obama residence indicating that Campbell, aged 45, seemed to have drowned while paddleboarding in Edgartown Great Pond, which is in close proximity to the former president’s multi-million dollar mansion. Witnesses reported that Campbell appeared to struggle while trying to stay afloat before tragically submerging and not resurfacing. A fellow paddleboarder, who was present at the time, witnessed the unfortunate incident.
Authorities managed to recover Campbell’s body on Monday, found approximately 100 feet from the shore in the 8-foot-deep pond. The news has sent shockwaves through the local community and beyond, as Campbell was not just any chef but had served as a sous chef during Obama’s tenure in the White House and had continued as the family’s personal chef after their departure from office.
Although the Obamas were reportedly not present at the estate during the incident, they expressed their grief and condolences through a statement released by their spokesperson. In their heartfelt message, they described Campbell as a cherished member of their family and extended their sympathies to his wife Sherise and their twin boys, Xavier and Savin.
It wasn’t long before the internet began buzzing with speculation regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident. Some have raised questions about the possibility of foul play here, and at this point, there’s no way to confirm or deny any suspcions.