Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama were captured engaging in sports activities near their Martha’s Vineyard estate, only three days after their personal chef, Tafari Campbell’s tragic death. Campbell drowned after falling off his paddleboard on Edgartown’s Great Pond near the Obamas’ summer property.

The couple is currently on their annual family summer vacation at the idyllic summer colony, and despite facing some criticism online, they have not publicly addressed the recent trolls or any potential hiring of a new chef.

The Obamas’ sports outing marked the first time they were seen in public since the unfortunate incident. Michelle was seen playing tennis at the Farm Neck country club while Barack headed to the Vineyard Golf Club. They were photographed participating in their respective activities, with Michelle donning an all-white tennis outfit and Barack wearing a lime green polo shirt.

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Following Campbell’s death, the Obamas expressed their heartfelt sorrow in a statement. They praised Campbell as a beloved member of their family, reminiscing about his days as a talented sous chef at the White House and the positive impact he had on their lives.

According to Massachusetts State Police, Campbell’s death was ruled an accident, as the initial post-mortem examination found no evidence of external trauma or injuries. He had lost his balance while paddleboarding, and despite efforts from a fellow paddleboarder to save him, Campbell could not be reached in time. His body was recovered the day after the incident.

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As the Obamas continue to mourn the loss of their sous chef, they face some scrutiny online from certain individuals.

However, they have chosen to maintain a low profile during their vacation and have not made any public statements regarding the recent criticisms or any potential changes to their staff.

The incident has undoubtedly left a mark on the former first couple and their family, with Campbell having been part of their lives for 14 years. They remember him fondly and are coping with the loss in their own way while seeking solace in their private time together.