Fmr. Heat Player Rasual Butler, Wife Killed In Car Crash

Grant SmithFeb 01, 2018

Rasual Butler, 38, is dead after a brutal vehicle accident around 2:00 Studio City, California on January 31, according to TMZ.

Former NBA player, Rasual Butler, and his wife, Leah LaBelle were tragically killed on January 31 after a terrifying vehicle crash in California.

Butler, 38, of Studio City died at the scene, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

According to statements from two of Butler's former teams, the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, the passenger was his wife, Leah LaBelle. Leah LaBelle was an R&B singer signed to Epic Records. The 13-year veteran retired with career averages of 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 36.2 percent from 3-point range.

Butler played for La Salle from 1998-2002, finishing his college career with 2,125 points. Damn. The world just lost a great dude'. Butler was drafted into the National Basketball Association after playing for La Salle where he was a 2-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 Player.

'Rasual will long be remembered not only for his accomplishments on the court, but for his vibrant personality, positive outlook and the compassion he had for everyone around him'. "We offer our sincerest condolences to he and his wife's family". In 2004, she finished 12th in the third season of "American Idol".

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