Former NBA Player Rasual Butler And His Wife Killed In A Crash

The LA Coroner has confirmed that Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle Vladowski who starred on American Idol, have died as a result of a violent car crash in Studio City, CA early Wednesday morning.


Butler was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 and played 13 years in the NBA on 9 different teams.  His wife Leah, appeared on American Idol in 2004 which lead to her getting signed by Epic Records. Officers say Butler was speeding in his range rover at the time of the crash when he hit a parking meter, lost control  then smashed into a wall and flipped.


Dwyane Wade, who played with Butler in Miami posted a picture of them together on twitter where he said in part, “Today is a sad day—Sual’s family, his wife’s family and his NBA family mourn the lost of a great man. R.I.P philly boy Rasual Butler!”


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