January 31, 2018
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Early this morning, former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, R&B singer Leah LaBelle were killed in a car accident.
Reportedly, Rasual lost control of his Range Rover, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall, causing the car to flip.
Butler had a long NBA career and played up until 2016 with the Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards and Spurs. The 38-year-old’s former teammates took to social media to share their thoughts.
Our entire organization is deeply saddened after learning of the death of former Pacers player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. pic.twitter.com/ezdVkM12PG
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 31, 2018
So sad this morning to here about my friend and teammate 😢 RIP Rasual Butler appreciate the people around u because u never kno 😔😔😔
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 31, 2018
Rip to the homie Rasual Butler & his wife!! Condolences to the butler family & friends. Damn Bro 🙏🏽😪
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) January 31, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of Rasual and Leah. They will be missed. pic.twitter.com/djezmpHd5h
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 31, 2018
Our prayers are with the Butler family.