“American Idol” contestant Leah LaBelle has died at the age of 31.
Around 2 A.M. on Wednesday, LaBelle and husband Rasual Butler were killed in a car crash on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, TMZ reports.
Butler, a former NBA player, reportedly lost control of their Range Rover, which hit a parking meter before slamming into a wall and flipping over.
Officers believe the car was speeding before the single car collision at a bend in the famed boulevard.
LaBelle was on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004. She was eliminated during the Top 12's soul week. During his NBA career, Butler played for several teams, including the Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, and Spurs.
After hearing the news, former teammate LaMarcus Aldridge tweeted, “Devastated to hear the news about the passing of my former teammate, Rasual, & his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families during this difficult time. Rasual was an amazing teammate and an even better person. He will truly be missed!"
See more tweets below.
Rip to the homie Rasual Butler & his wife!! Condolences to the butler family & friends. Damn Bro 🙏🏽😪— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) January 31, 2018
Man I hope that story bout Rasual Butler false.......Prayers up for his family.— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) January 31, 2018