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NBA players mourn the death of 13-year veteran Rasual Butler & his wife

Really sad and tragic news. The entire NBA took to social media to send their prayers.

News 01 Feb 2018, 16:55 IST

Rasual Butler and wife Leah LaBelle
Rasual Butler and wife Leah LaBelle at the 2017 NBA Awards

Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle were found dead when their speeding Range Rover crashed near Studio City in Los Angeles around 2 AM local time, according to TMZ. The vehicle hit a parking meter before slamming into a wall and flipping over. The police believe he was driving at double the speed limit of 35 mph.

Butler, 38 years old played in the NBA for 13 seasons from 2002 to 2006 for eight teams, meanwhile, his wife LaBelle (31), who is a Canadian-born American R & B singer, was a contestant during season 4 of 'American Idol'.

After the news was confirmed, later on in the day, multiple league players took to Twitter to send their prayers to the family of the victims.

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