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Former Bulls player Rasual Butler, 38, dies with wife in car crash

By ESPN News Services

Former NBA player Rasual Butler was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, early Wednesday morning, the L.A. County coroner’s office confirmed to ESPN. He was 38.

Butler’s 31-year-old wife, Leah LaBelle Vladowski, also died in the crash, the coroner confirmed. The R&B singer was a finalist in Season 3 of “American Idol” in 2004. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 a.m. after his Range Rover struck parking meters and a wall and rolled into a parking lot, the coroner’s office said.


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