Basketball legend Lamar Odom lost his father Joe Odom last month. Odom took to his Instagram handle earlier today to post a touching tribute to his father and comment on his passing.

In the Instagram post, Odom thanked his fans for all the love, support and prayers they sent his way during these trying times and said that he appreciates the good energy.

He went on to say that life is not promised and despite their differences, he and his father loved each other immensely. He urged his fans to take time out and make amends with their loved ones because of how uncertain life can be.

He ended the post by proclaiming that his work has now begun and that he has a legacy that he wants to create and leave behind.

Thank you to everyone who extended love and prayers to me during my time of bereavement. I appreciate every single one of you for sending me good energy.

Life is not promised. My pops and I had our differences but at the end of the day I knew he loved me and I loved him and that’s really all that matters.

I encourage you to take some time and make amends with family and friends, tell someone you love them, smile a little more, laugh out loud, give your heart to those that deserve it because NOTHING is promised but death. That’s it. ~
Thanks to my ladies @savvygirlconsulting for always having my front and back – love y’all for life. Special thanks to @iamkarlieredd for having this picture made of me and my father and being an amazing friend to me always
Now the work begins, I have a legacy to leave !!

Odom received a lot of love and support from the fans in the comments of his post.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Odom family in their time of grief.

Darshan Sheth

Darshan Sheth is a freelance news contributor from India. Darshan has been writing about pop-culture since 2016. Outside of news writing, Darshan has been working on building his career in mass media and film-making.

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