Rasual Butler & Wife Killed In Crash
Very sad news. Ex-NBA star Rasual Butler (38) and his wife singer Leah LaBelle (31) have died. The pair were killed in a car crash, early Wednesday morning in Studio City, CA.
According to reports, Butler was driving his Range Rover down Ventura around 2 am, when he lost control of the car, driving over a sidewalk, hitting a meter and slamming into a wall. The car flipped over.
It is reported that he was driving close to 100 miles per hour.
Butler played in Ice Cube’s Big 3 League. Professionally, he played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs.
His wife Leah was signed to Epic Records and participated in the 3rd season of “American Idol” back in 2004. Here’s a clip of Leah showing off her vocals.
Butler was close friends with fellow NBA player Lamar Odom and was seen in episodes of his television show, Khloe and Lamar. He also dated Khloe’s fest friend, reality star Malika Haqq, at the time of his appearance on the show.
Condolences to their family.