Former NBA Star Rasual Butler & Wife R&B Singer Leah LaBelle Killed in Car Crash

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'} Leah LaBelle (L) and NBA player Rasual Butler attend The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino on July 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty Images for BET
Leah LaBelle and Rasual Butler attend The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino on July 19, 2015 in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday (Jan. 31), NBA journeyman Rasual Butler and his wife, R&B singer Leah LaBelle, were killed in a fatal car crash in Studio City, California, TMZ reports. Butler was 38; LaBelle was 31.

According to police, at approximately 2:30 a.m. PT, Butler reportedly lost control of his Range Rover and hit several parking meters before flipping and later slamming his vehicle into a wall. In the reports from NBC Los Angeles, Butler was speeding "two to three times" the limit. Billboard reached out to the L.A. coroners office to confirm reports.

Butler played 13 seasons in the NBA, including stops with the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and more. The NBA tweeted a statement about his death:

LaBelle was an R&B singer who signed to Epic Records/So So Def Recordings after appearing on the third season of American Idol in 2004. In 2012, She released a five-track sampler, which included production from Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri. The lead single "Sexify" received a video treatment and featured cameos from Williams, Dupri and singer JoJo, who tweeted about the news.

Billboard reached out to Epic Records and Jermaine Dupri's reps for comment.