Former NBA journeyman forward Rasual Butler and his American Idol wife Leah Labelle were killed when their speeding Range Rover flipped over and crashed in California on Wednesday.
According to TMZ, the incident occurred around 2 a.m. in Studio City, CA, when Butler lost control of his vehicle. Officials believe Butler may have been speeding in his Range Rover when he lost control and struck a parking meter before the car slammed into a wall.
Butler, 38, played 14 seasons in the NBA with nine different teams. He was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 where he spent his first three seasons and last played for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2015-16 season.
His wife, LaBelle, 31, a Canadian-born American R&B singer was signed to Epic Records. She participated in the third season of “American Idol” in 2004 where she finished 12th in the contest.
Rasual is survived by his daughter Raven from a previous relationship.