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.