UPDATE: An arrest has been made…
A man has been arrested in connection with the beating death of Ashley Jewell, the fiancé of Kandi Burruss, a castmember of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Homicide detectives arrested the suspect, Fredrick Richardson, who has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. PEOPLE
Sad news out of Atlanta tonight.
Kandi Buruss, one of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ has lost her former fiancé AJ Jewell due to head injuries he sustained during a fight in the Atlanta strip club, Body Tap.
AJ Jewell was rushed to the hospital after the fight, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
No arrests have been made.
The engagement of Kandi Buruss and AJ Jewell caused a lot of drama on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ because Kandi’s mother had some issues with the pairing. Kandi and AJ called off their engagement just a few months ago.
AJ Jewell leaves behind six children, including 12-year-old twin daughters who will now be raised solely by Kandi as she is their legal guardian.
Kandi is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter who resides in Atlanta with her live-in fiancé and six-year-old daughter Riley. She is a former member of the platinum-selling musical group Xscape, and won a Grammy Award for her work on TLC’s mega hit “No Scrubs.” She has also written music for artists that include Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys. Kandi juggles her busy life as a single mom and hard working career woman, but also finds time to let loose on the Atlanta social scene, stepping out with members of the music industry’s elite.