Damn, RIP Former NBA Player Rasual Butler And His Wife Leah LaBelle Who Have Both Died In A Car Crash

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(TMZ)Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife — a singer who appeared on “American Idol” — were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA early Wednesday morning, TMZ Sports has learned. 

38-year-old Butler — who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 — lost control of his Range Rover around 2 AM, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall. The car flipped. 

Horrific news. Click into that link to see some of the pictures of the car if you want, but this is devastating. His wife, Leah LaBelle was on American Idol back in the day in 2004 and had a career as a successful R&B singer. It really sucks considering Butler was 38 and LaBelle was 31.

For some reason this made me think of Drazen Petrovic who also died young in a car accident at 28, and also back in October the brother of Devin Harris was killed in a car accident. Not to mention Isaiah Thomas’ sister as well. The whole thing just sucks.

You may not remember Rasual Butler from his playing days, he had his best years from 2006-2010 and was also part of that big 5 team trade that sent Antoine Walker to MIA. More of a 3 and D type player, he certainly had his moments

Sad stuff. RIP in peace to these two.