The ex-fiance of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Kandi Burruss, was killed Friday night (October 2), following a fight in an ATL strip club.
According to My Fox Atlanta, A.J. Jewell was involved in a brawl at Atlanta strip club Body Tap Friday evening, and suffered serious injury.
During the fight, he sustained severe head injuries, and was rushed to Piedmont Hospital, where he later died.
Update: Homicide detectives arrested the suspect, Fredrick Richardson, who has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
“Kandi is devastated as she is also mourning the death of her uncle, Ralph Leslie, and is attending his funeral today,” TreMedia said in a statement on behalf of the reality star Saturday (October 3). “She has no statement to make at this time and asks for privacy. There are no final details on the death of AJ.”
Kandi is a Grammy Award-winning singer as a member of the 90s all-girl group Xscape. She joined the second season of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” as a replacement for housewife Deshawn Snow.
According to Wikipedia, she began dating A.J. in early 2009, and months into their relationship, they became engaged.
However, tensions began to rise between the couple “over Jewell having six children of his own.” So, in August, they called off their engagement and broke up. Jewell said they remained “good friends” though.