Tafari Campbell, a 45-year-old chef from Dumfries, Virginia, and former personal chef to President Barack Obama, has tragically drowned near the Obama family’s residence on Martha’s Vineyard.
Tragic Death of Chef Tafari Campbell
The Massachusetts State Police confirmed that Campbell’s body was discovered in Edgartown Great Pond on Monday, where he had been paddleboarding.
At the time of the accident, Campbell was visiting Martha’s Vineyard, but the Obamas were not present in the home.
Barack Obama’s Personal Chef
BREAKING: Barack Obama's personal chef, Tafari Campbell, found dead after drowning near the former president's Martha’s Vineyard home
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Campbell had been an integral part of the Obama family’s life, having started as a talented sous chef at the White House.
The Obamas admired his creativity, passion for food, and his ability to use it as a means to bring people together.
Over time, he became more than just an employee; he became a beloved member of their family.
As the Obamas prepared to leave the White House, they asked Campbell to remain with them, a request he graciously accepted.
Since then, he had been an inseparable part of their lives, adding warmth, joy, and kindness to their days.
New details about Tafari Campbell
There are unverified reports Barrack Obama’s Personal Chef Tafari Campbell was writing a memoir.
The Police are still conducting investigations and more verified information about the tragic death of Chef Tafari Campbell will be made public.
White House Chef Death
In 2015, then White House executive Chef Walter Scheib also lost his life after he was washed by flash floods while hiking in the mountains.
Mourning Chef Tafari Campbell
In a heartfelt statement, former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, expressed their grief over Campbell’s untimely passing, stating that their hearts are shattered by the loss of someone who had become an irreplaceable light in their lives.
The world mourns the loss of this exceptional chef and individual, whose legacy will undoubtedly be remembered by those who had the privilege to know him.