Pharrell Williams leads tributes as American Idol star Leah LaBelle and husband Rasual

Pharrell Williams leads tributes as American Idol star Leah LaBelle and husband Rasual Butler die in car crash Singers Pharrell Williams and JoJo have paid tribute to American Idol finalist Leah LaBelle Vladowski The 31-year-old singer, who was a finalist on season three of American Idol, was killed in a high speed car crash early on Wednesday along with her husband, ex-NBA star Rasual Butler

Stars have been sharing their memories of Leah on social media, with Pharrell writing on Instagram: @leahlabelle , your spirit was just as your voice; beautiful Moments like these leave us with so many questions What I don’t question is how much you loved God, how much you love your life partner and where you guys are now Sing Sis, sing Jennifer Hudson, who was a finalist on the same series as Leah, also paid tribute on Instagram saying she was heartbroken

The singer wrote on Instagram: It broke my heart , when I heard the news ! The world lost a shining star ! My prayers and thoughts are with your family ! Rest In Peace JoJo tweeted: Leah beautiful sister from another mister You will NEVER EVER be forgotten Your voice

Your spirit Your light Cannot comprehend what this loss means Thinking about your unwavering faith in God brings me peace I love you, forever angel

  Fantasia Taylor, who won American Idol season three paid tribute to her idol family saying: This just doesn’t seem right even saying right now but Rest In Peace Baby Girl @leahlabelle I will never forget you Idol Family Forever Actress Nia Long shared a photo of the pair together with the caption: Love me some her   Leah signed to Pharrells I Am Other label in 2011 and is best known for her track Sexify, which has fetched over a million views on YouTube   She also frequently shared covers of pop songs on her channel

Los Angeles police said in a statement that Butler was speeding before his Range Rover jumped the curb, hit three parking meters and a concrete wall before flipping twice Ed Winter, assistant chief investigator with the Los Angeles County coroners office, pronounced both LaBelle and Butler, 38, dead at the scene        

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