The former fiancé of the newest member of the reality television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta died of head injuries he suffered in the parking lot of an Atlanta strip club, according to police and the woman’s Twitter postings.On her Twitter.com page, Kandi Burruss thanked friends for their condolences and asked for prayers for Ashley “A.J.” Jewell’s six children.
She also asked to be left alone. “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,” she wrote on a Twitter.com post.
She also posted that she had to get some rest before her uncle’s funeral on Saturday.
According to Atlanta police, Jewell suffered a head injury during a fight Friday night outside the Body Tap Club in the 1200 block of Marietta Boulevard, and he later died at Piedmont Hospital.
The cause of the fight was still not known Saturday morning.
Burruss joined the program that features metro Atlanta “housewives” who focus on status, clothing and who’s arguing and why.
Jewell appeared occasionally the show. In some episodes Burruss, 33, argued with her mother over her relationship with Jewell, who has a daughter.
Burruss is an award-winning singer-songwriter and a solo performer. She was a member of the now-disbanded R&B group Xscape.
According to an interview last month with the entertainment Web site Essence.com, Burruss and Jewell had taken a “hiatus” from their relationship but remained friends while they worked on their issues.