Former NBA journeyman forward Rasual Butler and his American Idol wife were killed when their speeding Range Rover flipped over and crashed in Californa on Wednesday.
Rasual 38, played 13 seasons in the NBA from 2002 to 2016. He and his wife Leah LaBelle 31, crashed his Range Rover near Studio City in Los Angeles around 2am local time, according to TMZ.
Their vehicle reportedly hit a parking meter before slamming into a wall and flipping over.
Police think he was speeding at least twice the 35mph speed limit. Butler’s wife Leah was a contestant during the 2004 season of the then hugely popular show American Idol.
LaBelle was a Canadian-born American R&B singer. She signed a production deal in 2011 with LA Reid, Jermaine Dupri and Pharrell Williams and released a five-song sampler.
Rasual is survived by his daughter Raven from a previous relationship.
A Philadelphia native, Butler attended La Salle University before being drafted in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds over 809 games between the 2002-03 season and 2015-16.
Known as a three-point threat, Butler retired with a solid 36.2 percent mark from behind the arc.