Former Washington Wizards player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle, were killed in a car crash in Studio City, California early Wednesday morning.
According to reports, the 38-year-old former basketball player lost control of his Range Rover around 2 a.m. The vehicle struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall before flipping. Police believe Rasual was speeding before he lost control of the car.
The ex-NBA player’s wife previously appeared on American Idol and was signed to Epic Records. The R&B singer was in the passenger seat at the time of the deadly crash.
The ex-NBA player is the third close friend Odom has lost in recent years.
In 2015, Lamar experienced serious tragedy, months before he was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel, when his best friends, Jamie Sangouthai and Bobby Heyward, died within less than a week of each other.
Sending our condolences to the Butlers’ friends and family.
Rest In Peace.