Rasual Butler, exjugador de la NBA, y su esposa, la cantante Leah LaBelle Vladowski, fallecieron este miércoles en un accidente automovilístico en Studio City, Los Ángeles.
Ambos fueron declarados muertos en la escena, según confirmó la policía del Condado de Los Ángeles a "ESPN", aunque todavía está pendiente la autopsia.
Butler, quien tenía 38 años, conducía una Range Rover cuando el vehículo impactó con unos parquímetros y una pared antes de rodar dentro de un estacionamiento.
En su paso por la NBA, Butler jugó con el Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, LA Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptros, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards y San Antonio Spurs.
So sad this morning to here about my friend and teammate 😢 RIP Rasual Butler appreciate the people around u because u never kno 😔😔😔— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) 31 de enero de 2018
Rasual and i my rookie year in Miami. This was my first public appearance and i was nervous to go along—So Sual joined to make it easier on me. That’s who he was—A great individual that was always there for people when they needed him. 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!
Rest In Peace my brother 🙏🏾#RasualButler— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) 31 de enero de 2018
Saddened by the news and the loss of Rasual Butler and his wife Leah. Talk about a great dude and family man. I know he had many stops during his 13 year NBA journey, but he was beloved becasue of his work ethic in Indiana. New guardian Angels..— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) 31 de enero de 2018
The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle.— NBA (@NBA) 31 de enero de 2018
A pro's pro, Rasual enjoyed a long, successful career and was widely respected by his peers and coaches. We grieve with their loved ones during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/zNH93MVvpM
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of Rasual and Leah. They will be missed. pic.twitter.com/djezmpHd5h— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) 31 de enero de 2018