Tafari Campbell: Cook of the Obamas killed in accident

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama mourn the loss of their late chef, Tafari Campbell (45).

Tafari Campbell: Cook of the Obamas killed in accident

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama mourn the loss of their late chef, Tafari Campbell (45). Campbell is said to have died Monday in a paddling accident near the Obamas' home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, according to several US media outlets, citing the Massachusetts State Police.

"When we met him, he was a talented sous chef at the White House - creative and passionate about food and his ability to bring people together," the Obamas said in a statement, quoted by People magazine. "As we were about to leave the White House, we asked Tafari to stay with us and he generously agreed. He's been a part of our lives ever since and it breaks our hearts that he's gone."

According to Massachusetts police, the Obama couple were not present at the time of the accident. Tafari Campbell leaves behind his wife and twin sons, according to the Obamas.

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