ATL's Kandi Responds to Tragedy

ATL's Kandi Responds to Tragedy

"Real Housewives of ATL" star mourns the death of Ashley "AJ" Jewell.


All of us at were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ashley "AJ" Jewell, featured on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Below is a statement from TreMedia on behalf of Real Housewife Kandi Burruss:

"As has been reported, Ashley Jewell, 34, was killed in Atlanta last night. AJ, as he is known to many, and Grammy award winning songwriter, Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and formerly of platinum recording group Xscape, were engaged to be married. Kandi is devastated as she is also mourning the death of her uncle, Ralph Leslie, and is attending his funeral today. She has no statement to make at this time and asks for privacy. There are no final details on the death of AJ."

Kandi has also reached out to fans on her Twitter page: "I could never in a million years imagine this happening," she posted. "Please pray for AJ's children. That's who I'm the most concerned for. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their prayers."

Our thoughts are with Kandi and AJ's family during this difficult time.

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