Former NBA Forward Rasual Butler Dies in Car Crash

Former NBA player Rasual Butler, and his wife, Leah LaBelle Vladowski, were killed in a single-vehicle crash, early Wednesday morning, in Studio City, California, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash around 2:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter. He supposedly lost control of his Range Rover, hitting parking meters and then a wall before rolling into a store parking lot.

Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Studio City that occurred around 2:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Butler lost control of his Range Rover, which proceeded to hit parking meters and then a wall before it rolled over and came to rest in a store parking lot.

Heat president Pat Riley released a statements saying, Butler was “one of the greatest people we have ever had play for us; a great player, teammate and better person… It’s always hard to cope with losing those you shared your life with, but we feel blessed to have had such a bright light shine in all of our lives.”

Butler, 38, was an NBA forward. He played thirteen seasons for 8 teams, his last season being with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015-16.

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