Former Bulls guard Rasual Butler and his wife have died in a car accident Wednesday morning, TMZ reports.
Around 2 a.m., the car struck a parking meter, slammed into a wall and flipped in Studio City, CA.
His wife, Leah LeBelle, was an R&B singer signed with Epic Records.
Butler — drafted in the second round by the Miami Heat in 2002 — played 6 games with the Bulls during their 2010-11 season and also spent time playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards .
Over his career, the 38-year-old La Salle University alum played 809 games from 2002-16, averaging 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Butler played his last season in 2015-16 with the San Antonio Spurs.
Players around the league have reacted to Butler’s passing.
R.I.P to Rasual Butler man, he was good to me and kept it G with me during our time in Minnesota! We lost a good one!!— Kris Dunn (@KrisDunn3) January 31, 2018
Saddened to hear of Rasual Butler and his wife’s passing. He was a great guy and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. 🙏🏽— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) January 31, 2018
Awful to hear the news about Rasual Butler and his wife Leah. I got to know Rasual a little over the years and he was a great kid. I always respected his approach to the game and he had a nice, long career because of it. Thoughts go out to their family. RIP— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 31, 2018
So sad this morning to here about my friend and teammate 😢 RIP Rasual Butler appreciate the people around u because u never kno 😔😔😔— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 31, 2018
Incredibly sad news to hear about Rasual Butler and his wife Leah. Prayers to both of their families through this tough time.— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 31, 2018
I will always remember the time we shared together as teammates, you were the big brother. I appreciate the advice you shared, not just about basketball but life. Sending my deepest condolences to the families of Rasual and Leah. May you both rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/O4RgQ47PwA— John Wall (@JohnWall) January 31, 2018
Devastated to hear the news about the passing of my former teammate, Rasual, & his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families during this difficult time. Rasual was an amazing teammate and an even better person. He will truly be missed!— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) January 31, 2018
This one hurts. Lost a good dude. Learn a lot from a humble individual. Rest easy to you and your wife! #RasualButler— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) January 31, 2018
The basketball world lost a good one today. R.I.P. to Rasual Butler, one of the realest people I ever played with. The world is going to miss your presence.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 31, 2018
Still in shock about my brother Rasual. Great positive person. We lost a good one— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) January 31, 2018
This is very SAD news... I remember Rasual always told me, “Keep Grinding fam and your time will come.” R.I .P. Rasual... 🙏🏾🙏🏾💯💯— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) January 31, 2018
Rest easy my brother. See you when I get there!!! pic.twitter.com/Npsnib7k5t— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) January 31, 2018
Rest In Peace my brother 🙏🏾#RasualButler— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 31, 2018