Last January, former Los Angeles Clippers player Rasual Butler and his wife, singer Leah LaBelle, were killed in a fatal car accident. Now the toxicology tests have come back - and the results are startling.
An autopsy from the Los Angeles County' coroner's office reveals that the 38-year-old had NBA star had weed, alcohol, painkillers and methamphetamine ("meth") in his system when he was killed in the January 31 accident.
Rasoul and his wife were killed in a high-speed crash in Los Angeles. A toxicology test also revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of .118, according to KTLA.
According to reports, "Butler and LaBelle were in the Range Rover when the car flipped, hit multiple parking meters and slammed into a wall in January. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers believe that Butler’s car was speeding before it lost control, according to TMZ at the time."
After the tragic accident NBA athletes and celebrity fans paid tribute to Rasual, who played for the Heat, Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards and Spurs from 2002 to 2016.
His wife LaBelle was a contestant on the third season of American Idol, where she came competed against Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson, placing in 12th in 2004.
Reports also said that, just days before his death, Butler praised his daughter, Raven, and expressed his love for her in a dedication shared on Instagram.
“Her Aura, spirit, style, creativity, intellect, passion and understanding for her age is a beautiful thing to watch as a very proud father! She understands things about being solid many adults struggle with!” the father of one wrote.