Odom awake and off life support

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LAS VEGAS — Former NBA star Lamar Odom’s family says he’s awake, off of life support and speaking to estranged wife Khloe Kardashian.

Those close to Odom say he opened his eyes Friday and said “hi” to Kardashian, who’s been at his bedside.

Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel Tuesday.

Mother-in-law Kris Jenner tells “Access Hollywood” that he suffered serious damage to vital organs.

Earlier JaNean Mercer, Odom’s maternal aunt and godmother released the following statement which said, in part: “No words can express the overwhelming gratitude we feel for the outpouring of support from around the world.”

The statement continues, “His complete healing is paramount and our primary focus.”

Kardashian is making medical decisions for Odom.  The couple signed divorce papers earlier this year, but the divorce hasn’t been finalized.