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Former NBA Player Rasual Butler And R&B Singer Leah LaBelle Killed In Car Crash

The husband and wife died on Wednesday.

Former NBA star Rasual Butler and his wife, singer Leah LaBelle, died on Wednesday in a collision in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News that Butler lost control of the coupleโ€™s Land Rover and they hit a curb and a parking meter, flipping over twice. According to NBC Los Angeles, Butler was allegedly driving two or three times over the speed limit. Speed was allegedly a factor of the crash, Sporting News reported.

The couple died as a result.

Butler, 38, played for multiple teams during his career, including the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs. LaBelle, 31, kicked off her R&B singing career on American Idol in 2003.

Now, their fans, friends and colleagues are mourning their death.

"Weโ€™ve lost two special people in Leah LaBelle and Rasual Butler," the Spurs said in a statement. "Our hearts, prayers and condolences are with their families and friends. Rasual was a wonderful man, friend and teammate. His positive attitude, his professionalism and his warm smile made Rasual a joy to be around. All of us will miss Rasual and Leah a great deal."

[Photo: Getty Images]

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