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
  • Roseanne Barr Reacts To 'The Conners' Show Premiere

    The newly rebooted Roseanne show premiered on ABC Tuesday night. Roseanne's absence was explained in the first few seconds of the show. She had died of a heart attack initially, half way into the show, it was revealed that Roseanne died of a drug overdose, a drug the character became addicted to after knee surgery....

    Read More
  • Sandra Bullock's Father & Two Beloved Dogs Died In The Last Month

    Actress Sandra Bullock is in deep mourning for her father John Bullock,93, died on September 18th, he was a decorated World War II veteran. Bullock was at the Elle Celebration for women on Monday. She was there to introduce her close friend actress Sarah Paulson. When Bullock took the podium she said, “I was going...

    Read More
  • Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Expecting First Child

    Former actress Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry are expecting their first child. Monday morning Buckingham Palace released an official statement regarding Markle's pregnancy. The couple said they had planned to start having a child in 'the near future' shortly after their engagement was announced. The couple had a lavish royal wedding ceremony in...

    Read More
  • Jeannie Mai Of 'The Real' Says Her Divorce Has Turned Ugly

    Emmy award winning talk show host Jeannie Mai says her divorce from her husband Freddy Harteis, is going to a dark place. Mai was recently on the 'Breakfast Club' to talk about her projects and the subject of her estranged husband came up. Harteis an actor best known for 'The Hollywood Hunter', married Mai in...

    Read More
  • Montel Williams Happy To Be Alive After Suffering A Stroke

    Long time talk show host Montel Williams suffered a cerebellar hemorrhagic stoke in June. The 62 year old former Marine is talking about his near death experience for the first time. The type of stroke Williams suffered is extremely rare, more than half the time causes death, or severe neurological damage. Williams had the stroke...

    Read More