Tafari Campbell, Barack Obama’s personal chef, found dead in lake

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Personal Chef Tafari Campbell. — Instagram/@sweetsagellc
Private Chef Tafari Campbell. — Instagram/@sweetsagellc

A physique recovered from a lake within the Massachusetts resort neighborhood of Martha’s Winery was recognized by officers as Tafari Campbell, the private chef of former US President Barack Obama.

Authorities stated that the lacking individual was 45-year-old Tafari Campbell who was additionally a paddle boarder.

Authorities had searched the world for 2 days after a paddle boarder was seen struggling and drowning within the water in Edgartown Nice Pond Sunday evening close to a house owned by the Obamas.

In line with a press release launched by former president and former first girl Michelle Obama Monday, Campbell had been a sous chef on the White Home and continued to work for the household after Obama accomplished his second time period in 2016.

“Tafari was a beloved a part of our household,” the Obamas stated in a joint assertion.

“He was … inventive and captivated with meals, and its capability to convey individuals collectively. Within the years that adopted, we received to know him as a heat, enjoyable, terribly form one who made all of our lives a little bit brighter.”

Divers started looking for Campbell Sunday, after receiving a name {that a} male paddle boarder had gone into the water after which appeared to battle earlier than going beneath, police stated.

He didn’t resurface, authorities famous.

Campbell’s physique was recovered from Edgartown Nice Pond Monday, the Massachusetts State Police stated.

“The chef leaves behind his spouse, Sherise, and twin sons,” the Obamas stated.

“On the time of his loss of life, Campbell, who lived in Dumfries, Virginia, was visiting Martha’s Winery, however the Obamas weren’t current,” the Massachusetts State Police stated.

His loss of life is being investigated by authorities, in keeping with the police stated.