From the news wire:ATLANTA — Kandi Burruss, the newest cast member of the hit reality
show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is coping with the tragic
death of her fiancé, Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, who appeared regularly on
the show. Burruss’ publicist, Lisa Nelson, confirmed to WSBTV.com reporter Brian
Johnson that the incident has left the Atlanta “housewife” stunned and
Nelson, who represented Burruss during the taping of the show, said
the family is asking for privacy during this very difficult time.
Burruss, an award-winning singer-songwriter and former member of the
’90s R&B group Xscape, has had numerous disagreements with her mother
on the show regarding her relationship with Jewell. Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that Jewell received a
severe head injury during a fight at The Body Tap Club in the 1200
block of Marietta Boulevard in Atlanta.
“It appears he was involved in an altercation in the parking lot and
he received a severe blow to the head,” said Atlanta Police Lt. Keith
Meadows said Jewell was taken to Piedmont Hospital where he later died. Police said they have not determined a motive for the brawl, but the
investigation is still under way. “We have developed a person of
interest and we’ve made contact with him to question him about the
incident,” said Meadows.