Former NBA player Rasual Butler and his American Idol alum wife, Leah LaBelle, both died in an apparent car accident on Wednesday, January 31, confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Rasual was 38-year-old Rasual and Leah 31-year-old.
As per the report, the former Miami Heat player lost control of his Range Rover at around 2 a.m. ET in Studio City, California and hit parking meters before the car crashed into a wall. The vehicle reportedly also flipped over.
Former NBA Player Rasual Butler and His Songstress Wife Leah LaBelle Killed in Car Crash
According to Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter, the Rasual and Leah were pronounced dead at the scene. Rasual was drafted in 2002 by the Miami Heat and played for a total of eight NBA teams including the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, and Chicago Bulls.
The athlete’s teams and celebrities also gave condolences to the couple via social media. Basketball player Allen Iverson posted a photo of Rasual on Wednesday, captioning the post,
Rest easy my brother. See you when I get there!!!
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Here are more messages from other NBA stars and people close to the couple.
Four Angels in a week. My heart is just so heavy & broken. I'm in shock, numb and feel everything all at the same time. Leah & Rasual (one of my closest friends and her amazing other half who also was a great friend), Bryanna (my step sister) and Q (my little cousin), you were such bright lights in this crazy world. You made everyone better just by knowing them. And your smiles made anyone's day better. The world is less sparkly without you in it. Rest In Peace and Power. I love you forever. Find Miles and hug him for me. ♥? Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Don't ever skip a chance to tell someone you appreciate them or how much you love them. Please, please continue to cover their families and our family with thoughts and prayers. #unicornsdontdie #sicklecellsux
Rip to the homie Rasual Butler & his wife!! Condolences to the butler family & friends. Damn Bro ??????— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) January 31, 2018
Rest in peace Rasual and Leah!