Rasual Butler, wife Leah Labelle die in car crash: Photos
Rasual Butler and his wife Leah Labelle were killed in a horrible car crash on January 31. The death of the duo has shocked their fans and families.
A TMZ report claims that the accident took place in Studio City, California at around 2 a.m. Latest reports suggest that Rasaul Butler who was in driver’s seat of his Range Rover, somehow lost the control and hit a wall.
Police officers have said that the car was probably speeding before Rasaul lost control over it. But had a long and an eventful association with NBA spanning around one and half decade. He was an exceptional player and won accolades from all around.
Born in Philadelphia in the year 1979, Butyler played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs.
According to Los Angeles Police Department’s Capt. Andy Neiman “A witness observed the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed but told police that no other cars appeared to [be] on the road at the time…Based on the witness account, investigators do not believe the SUV was involved in an illegal street race,” the station reported, citing Neiman.
The NBA superstar is reportedly survived by his only daughter, Raven Butler, from a previous relationship.
Butler was married to LaBelle who died along with him. It is said that she went to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. One of her classmates was fellow Idol alumni John Stevens. LaBelle told the newspapers, “I love it, I’m just feeling so much more motivated out here to really work harder for what I want. I needed to get out of Seattle. I had to just come into my own world, my own zone and really appreciate me and my music.”
When Butler showed to the world that he was in a relationship with LaBella, he was trolled by many. In response he wrote,
“Good day everyone hope everyone has a great day! For those who have a problem with my relationship because it’s interracial just don’t like our pictures! You don’t have a choice with who you fall in Love with or the circumstances that cause the Love to happen! You don’t know me or her! And what’s sad is my Grandfather marched for civil rights and his words to me was don’t you dare practice racism in anyway He accepts my Woman and the rest of my family…I Love my race and love our beautiful Black women! In life you meet and connect with those you’re meant to. Don’t be a hypocrite and say that interracial relationships are wrong but turn around and don’t want to be discriminated against! I never respond to things so this will be the last of this but some people need to check themselves! And for the record I’m well aware of who I am and my History! God bless to those lovely people out there who always send me Good vibes they’re being sent right back to you!”
LaBelle reportedly signed to Epic Records some six years ago. . she reportedly told the Seattle Times that her musical love is R&B saying, “I want to bring real music back but make it marketable and mainstream. To me real music isn’t everything being synthesized, computerized.”
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