A.J. Jewell Dead: Ex-Fiance Of Atlanta 'Housewife' Kandi Burruss, Dies After Club Brawl
UPDATE: An arrest has been made. Fredrick Richardson has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
PREVIOUSLY: The ex-fiance of Kandi Burruss, who stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," died Friday night after a brawl erupted at a club in Atlanta.
Police say Ashley "A.J." Jewell suffered severe head injuries during a fight at the strip club Body Tap, was rushed to Piedmont Hospital, and later died, according to myfoxatlanta.com.
As of Saturday morning police had no suspects in custody, but there is a person of interest.
Another report says the fight erupted in a parking lot and that Kandi is "stunned and speechless" at the news of his death.
Kandi is the new 'Housewife' on season 2 of the show, now airing on Bravo. On the show, filmed months ago, she and A.J. are happily engaged and seen planning a wedding, despite her mother's objections to A.J. already having six children by multiple women.
Kandi, a single mother of one, has never been married. She is a Grammy-winner now working on launching a solo career.
In the wee hours Saturday morning Kandi tweeted:
- im bout 2 giv my swollen eyes sum rest now. i just wanted to say thanks 2 every1 for their prayers. i gotta get up & go 2 my uncle's funeral
- I could never n a million years imagine this happening. please pray for AJ's children. that's who im the most concerned 4
- im just in one of those moods where i dont wanna talk, i dont wanna b held & told its gonna b ok. i just wanna cry myself 2 sleep, alone
It is unclear when the two split up.