03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Real Housewives' Kandi Burruss Releases Statement On Fiance AJ's Death

A day after the tragic death of fiancé Ashley "A.J." Jewell, Real Housewives of Atlanta songstress Kandi Burruss is speaking out on her heartbreak.

"I am devastated by the loss of A.J. His death comes on the heels of the death of my beloved Uncle Ralph and with both of them gone, my heart is heavy with grief," she said in a statement to E! News.

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