Former NBA Player Rasual Butler & Singer Wife Leah LaBelle Killed In Car Crash

Former NBA player and close friend of Lamar Odom, Rasual Butler died on Monday in car crash in the Los Angeles suburb of Studio City. Butler was 38 years old, killed with him was his 31 year old wife, Leah LaBelle, who was signed with Epic Records. LaBelle was a former contestant on ‘American Idol’. The accident occurred at around 2:00 a.m on Wednesday morning on Ventura Blvd in Studio City, CA. Butler was behind the wheel of his late model Range Rover when he lost control and drive into a parking meter and rolled over and slammed into a wall.

The police reported that Butler was driving three times the legal speed limit in the area. The LAPD said had it been earlier there would have been more casitulates. Butler started playing college ball at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. He was drafted by the Miami Heat and also played for New Orleans, LA Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Tulsa 66ers, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. Last year Butler played for the Big3 League, and was expected to start season 2 next month.

rapup.com

The Indiana Pacers issued a statement, “Our entire organization is deeply saddened after learning of the death of former Pacer player, Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle. In one season with us, Rasual was the consummate team player and a great role model for our younger players on how a professional should act and prepare, while being a positive influence on everyone associated with him.” Butler regularly appeared on his close friend’s reality show ‘Khloe & Lamar,’ on ‘E’ with Odom and his then wife Khloe Kardashian. LaBelle appeared on season 3 of ‘American Idol’ she came in 12th. The season winner Fantasia Barrino said on Twitter, “I will never forget you, RIP Angel’.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Comic Chris Hardwick Says He Never Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend Chloe Dykstra

    Actress Chloe Dykstra has been making serious allegations against her ex boyfriend comedian Chris Hardwick. The host of 'Talking Dead' issued a statement, “These are very serious allegations and not to be taken lightly. Which is why I've taken the day to figure out how to respond. I was heartbroken to read Chloe's post. Our...

    Read More
  • Kim Kardashian Meets Free Inmate Alice Johnson For First Time

    Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian-West met former inmate grandmother Alice Johnson for the first time. The meeting took place in Memphis, Tennessee and was exclusively filmed for 'The Today Show' on 'NBC'. Kim said, “ I mean, I already knew just by talking to you and seeing you in videos, but I mean you are...

    Read More
  • Olympic Skier Bode Miller's Daughter Dies In A Swimming Pool

    There is devastating news in the sports world today, the 19 month old daughter of Olympic skier Bode Miller and professional volleyball player wife Morgan has died. The toddler's body was found in a swimming pool in Orange County, California. Miller's wife is currently pregnant with the couple's third child. The couple wed in 2012,...

    Read More
  • Robert De Niro Lambastes Trump At Tony Awards & Gets Standing Ovation

    Hollywood is not letting up on their criticism for President Donald Trump. Although the president is currently engaged in a historic meeting in Singapore, Hollywood doesn't seem to be impressed. The 72nd annual Tony Awards which salutes outstanding performances on the Broadway stage was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Sunday....

    Read More