On Monday, the former president’s personal chef, who also served him during his presidency, perished in shallow water near Barack and Michelle Obama’s home on Martha’s Vineyard.
It turns out that Obama’s chef is not the first person to perish in peculiar circumstances.
The paddleboarder who had submerged and failed to resurface on Sunday evening was still missing, and the search for him in Edgartown Great Pond resumed on Monday morning. The multi-agency investigation concluded when former White House chef Tafari Campbell was located by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, according to news releases.
The victim was identified as Campbell, of Dumfries, Virginia. His wife Sherise and their 19-year-old twin sons Xavier and Savin survive him. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the former White House sous chef, who continued to work for the Obamas after the president’s term concluded, was in Martha’s Vineyard.
According to information supplied by CBS News, Campbell formerly worked as a chef at the White House during the administration of former President George W. Bush. He was one of the few culinary staff members who remained during the transition from the Bush to Obama administrations.
The media is reporting on a former White House chef who worked for George W. Bush and Slick Willy, alias Bill Clinton.
“Campbell’s death has parallels with that of Walter Scheib, an executive chef at the White House for 11 years under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Scheib drowned in June 2015 while hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos, in New Mexico,” according to Newsweek Magazine.
Scheib, aged 61, was reported missing on June 16, 2015 by his girlfriend after setting off on what authorities believe was a fishing trip three days earlier.
His body was found “submerged in a mountain drainage flowing with surface runoff” about 25 yards from the Yerba Canyon trail. It was hidden from view by “dense vegetation and a steep, rocky decline.”
Thunderstorms hit the area as Scheib made his way down the Lobo Peak mountain. Incident commander Richard Goldstein said that water had been “running very fast” due to the weather.
The last cellular signal from Scheib’s phone was detected at 3 p.m. on June 13, with rescue workers using helicopters, dogs and horses to assist in their search for his body. Police later said there was no indication that anyone else was involved in Scheib’s death.
During a 2006 interview with The Washington Post about his work in the White House, Scheib said: “I loved working for the Bushes and the Clintons. It’s the greatest honor a chef can have to work for the First families.” CONTINUE READING…