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Barack Obama’s Personal Chef Tafari Campbell Dies in Paddleboarding Accident

Tafari Campbell, the personal chef of the Obamas has passed away in a paddleboarding accident. As per various media outlets, Tafari drowned near the former’s US president house in Martha Vineyard.

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, that Campbell worked as a sous chef in the White House during Obama’s presidency. Keep scrolling further to gather more information about the unfortunate paddleboarding accident.

What happened to Obama’s chef Tafari Campbell?

Obamas’ chef, Tafari Campbell has left for the heavenly abode. He recently died in a paddleboarding accident. According to a report by BBC News, he went missing in the waters of Edgartown Great Pond on Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday.

As per a police report, the cops started searching for Campbell on Sunday night and they found his dead body on Monday “approximately 100 feet (30 meters) from shore at a depth of about eight feet”.

Right now, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit is investigating his death. The media outlet CBS News reported that it may have been an accident. At the time of the accident, Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama were not present at the house.

Campbell was hired when the Obamas left to join the household staff. He worked in the White House for a total of 8 years during the presidency of Obama in Washington. During his time at the White House, he created some famous presidential recipes.

The Obamas mourn the loss of their personal chef Tafari Campbell

After the news of Tafari’s demise broke out, Barack and Michelle issued an official statement highlighting his talent inside the kitchen and out. They said, “Tafari was a beloved part of our family. When we first met him, he was a talented sous chef at the White House – creative and passionate about food, and its ability to bring people together.”

They further added, “In the years that followed, we got to know him as a warm, fun, extraordinarily kind person who made all of our lives a little brighter.”

The Obamas went on to say, “That’s why, when we were getting ready to leave the White House, we asked Tafari to stay with us, and he generously agreed. He’s been part of our lives ever since, and our hearts are broken that he’s gone.”

In a statement, the former US president and his wife Michelle Obama mentioned, “He’s been part of our lives ever since, and our hearts are broken that he’s gone. Today we join everyone who knew and loved Tafari – especially his wife Sherise and their twin boys, Xavier and Savin – in grieving the loss of a truly wonderful man.”

Tafari Campbell is survived by his wife Sherise and their twin boys, Xavier and Savin.

We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family members of Obamas’ personal chef Tafari Campbell during this time of difficulty. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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