Ex-fiance of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member killed

Ashley Jewell, who was formerly engaged to Kandi Burruss, one of the stars of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta,  died from a head injury suffered in a Friday night fight outside an Atlanta strip club where he worked, police confirmed to TV station WSBTV. Police also said that Fredrick Richardson, an employee of the club, has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. Richardson, who was injured in the brawl, will be taken to Fulton County Jail after he is released by medical personnel. Burruss—a singer-songwriter and member of the now-defunct R&B group Xscape—clashed with her mother on Housewives about her relationship with Jewell, who was known as A.J. and appeared in several episodes of the show. “I could never in a million years imagine this happening,” she posted on her Twitter page. “Please pray for A.J.’s children … that’s who i’m the most concerned for. I’m about to give my swollen eyes some rest now. I just wanted to say thanks two everyone for their prayers.”

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  • kaykay

    im so sorry for your loss i will keep you in my pray and i also went through the same situation in 2004 so i know how it fell just keep your head up high and ask god to help you get through your loss may god bless you and his childrens

    • Jennifer in California

      this is sad…I am so sorry for your loss. I have only watched the show and hoped for your happiness. Continue working your way through your pain, as God says and this too shall pass.

    • jatavia

      now all that time kandis mom saying she dont like him and now look what happen i wanted to see the day were going to get married and i will keep you in my prayer kandi love you

      • jatavia

        i wonder how her mom feel about it now

      • jatavia

        kandi be strong

      • k

        you’re so pathetic bringing kandi’s mom into this.
        you’re a real jerk!

    • me

      I’m just going to piggy back off of kaykay…because the responses following hers are pure garbage and not about the article at all. My condolences to the Jewell Family.

      • a

        af Kandi, God bless all, mostly your mom, she still was right, this was just a sad thing.

    • may i help u

      kk must be from vinemont alabama….sounds like a redneck!

    • markavia

      im sorry fro what has happen to a and i will keep you in my prayers fro sure

      RIP: aj we love you

    • destiny

      hi i watch the show and whoever did this will pay he was probable the only good man youve had rip aj

  • AshleyBrooke

    Uh..wakeforce, no one else is thinking that, because we’re not sick in the head as you are.

  • Angela Darden

    Sorry for your loss and my god strengthen the childrens. Kandi as watching the show your very strong keep your head up and remember god never put to much on you that you can’t bear

  • SHERRY

    KANDI, I’M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.

    • a

      This lost was really sad for the children, and his parents. Kandi was not with him.God bless all

  • Brenda BuBois

    6 children at home and he was at a strip club getting into fist fights…. RIP AJ, what a sweet considerate soul.

    • Rhonda Ross

      He was owner of this club…

      • Q

        Thank you for mentioning that he was the owner of the club. Unlike the writer of the article who said he simply worked there. Tragedies can happen any where.

      • Ayo

        i really want to xpress how sorry i am for Kandi’s loss.they were going to make a very lovely family together.i wish her all the best in her and the family’s time of mourning and remember all the good times they had with AJ

    • Nari SC

      Ur the one with the sweet considerate soul, do u realize that someone has lost their lives and those poor children are fatherless???? Look at whats important at the moment. 6 kids or 30 kids whats done is done. Have a heart

      • LC

        Not all people have to say wonderful and considerate things when someone passes. I’m sure BuBois didn’t know him and is sorry that he has passed. She doesn’t have to say the gerneric “sorry for your loss” that everyone else is saying. I’m sure many of us wondered why he was at a strip club anyway. We don’t know the details but she’s entitled to her opinion about the situation.

      • da boss lady

        AMEN!!!

    • Em

      Do you have any respect for the deceased?

    • dani

      Um, he was part owner of that club, earning a living…and 2 of his children live with Kandi. And are only fatherless men at strip clubs?

    • Shaniel

      To Brenda…He co-owned the club so of course he was there…what an awful thing to say

    • Melissa

      Kandi I am so sorry for your loss. Time heals all wounds. May God Bless you and A.J’s family.

    • Ms.White

      Sorry!!but what does that has to do with anything ok he has 6 kids i believe he was at work or thats where he worked just say a prayer for his kids and lets not judge him he’s not here to defend himself

    • S Williams

      I hope that when it’s your time to cross over someone will have something good to say about you and they don’t act like you inconsiderate. Take a look in the mirror.

    • sweetie a

      how in the hell do you think he was going to take care of them 6 chilren bicth

    • jaleesa williams of dallas

      Somethings are better left un said respect the fact that this has happened to several wonderful ppl GOD knew this man for who he was a provider for his family no matter how many kids he had and he was strong at the heart for the things he had to go through GOD know his life before he was placed here GOD need his angel home for some work in internal life cause he was a believer so kandi it wont be long ms lady u are strong and knew him for him I love u and keep praying because GOD knows your heart u don’t have to prove nothing but that u are here with love for his children and unconditional love for aj as well

    • Michelle

      this is for brenda bubois what you cant read ? the article says he worked there. you make comments about him having kids at least he was making a living to support them and not being a deadbeat dad. people should have more consideration his family & loved ones see these hurtful things most are making hurtful comments about things they know nothing about. God Bless his family in this great time of need sorry for your loss..

    • a

      Yes that is why Kandi mom was right.sorry for death, 6 kids, 4 diff. moms. God bless the children.

      • kim

        This has nothing to do with how many children he has. Why does it make you a bad person because you have six children. You guys talken crap are crap!!!

      • Bossy Baby

        Ok he had 6 kids and 4 baby mothers. At least he was stepping up to the plate taking ccare of his children. Not once did anyone here that he was a dead beat dad. He was part ownere of a club, it doesn’t matter what kind of club it is. We all do something that others may not like. We can’t judge anyone because that is left for God to do. I pray that God blesses all you ignorant people with understanding and wisdom. You need it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • T.T

      Im sorry im a little confused was u sayin that aj was at a strip club instead of bein with his kids r.i.p was that real or sarcastic

    • Pat

      Your ignorance shows. Who are you to judge anyone. God says we are not to judge others or we will be judged. Are you perfect? I will pray to God to forgive you for you do not know any better. Kandi, stay busy and with time the pain will lessen. I pray for AJ’s children and hope they get through this. AJ supported his kids from owning the strip club.

      • Pat

        I mean this message for LC and piggy backed off T.T

    • Pat

      Judge not lest ye be judged. Are you perfect? Who speaks ill of the dead?

  • hannah

    i think khandi’s mother’s voodoo doll works!

    • ANkhathor

      I thought about Mom’s dolls too. But, all jokes aside mother often knows best. And this is a tragedy.

    • jaleesa williams of dallas

      Hannah that was very dumb to say by all means u need to grow up I’m twenty one and my two years has better sense than u have some type of respect for his family and that is still kandi’s mother dumb ass that is still her mother hell we all say somethings but that was straight disrespectful u are not funny but dumb as hell

  • Ms. V- hairstylist from North Little Rock, AR

    You have much love and prayers from the Professional 4 Beauty/ Barber Salon. May GOD continually bless you and your family through your time of bereavement.

  • Ms.Jones

    My prayers go out to Kandi and his family. May God be with you all!

  • people show their ignorance on the internet. making jokes or judging a dead man is very classy. nice.

    RIP AJ and I hope your children are able to cope during such a trying time.

    • Brenda BuBois

      So once someone dies they have to be heralded as christ’s reincarnation on earth? He was reckless and careless in life, and now i have to be careful and full of respect at his death? This is not to say that I don’t wish his family the best and feel sorry for his kids, both for having a deadbeat dad and one who left them too early (both in life and death).

      • Mrs. M

        Brenda,
        Never have commented before on these post. But perhaps YOU need just asmich prayers as his childrem do. For we neevr know inlife where we may be…do you have children…do yo feel yo can pass judgememt on ppl you dont know….He is at peace and will suffer no more… be careful b/c while we are on earth, we have no idea what Gods plans are for us. Go to church and pray for your soul to have mercy and good will for all man kind…. For you are ruthless!

      • Rachel

        Brenda,
        Never judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. None of us knew these people just from watching them on a show. The fact of the matter is a person was murdered who happened to be a father and fiance and whose loved ones are now in much pain and heartbreak. My thoughts go out to Kandi and his family.

      • Nari SC

        Ok ur still at it I see, U have no clue if this guy was a deadbeat dad or not. Just because he was out at a strip club gives u no right to judge him. I feel sorry for u and im going to have to pray for u just as much. God bless ur judgemental heart

      • dani

        How do you know he was a deadbet Dad? 2 of his children,the older ones live with him, 2 live with Kandi..it does take a village to raise a child, but only a comment section to show the insensitive judgemental ones.

      • Ms.White

        you must b one of the kids mother cause it seems like you know a hell of a lot about this man your really making your self sound very stupid dead beat fathers don’t try to make a way for their kids so if you are one of the babies momma god bless you and may you get over your anger problem that you had with him if he were wrong in life he’ll answer to god about that not to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • jk

        I don’t see anyone calling this man a saint. Wishing his family and fiance well after his passing is not exactly canonizing him.

      • Caring

        Who are you to judge anyone you or the world did not know this man!This is the problem today you are so quick to judge, and don’t know a d thing. I hope and pray you do not pass your stupidity on to your family and kids.

      • lisa

        ever heard of if you cant say something nice dont say anythig!Kandi your soul&faith will keep you.I just met you on the show.To me you stay out of all the junk you can just stay busy honey .

      • jaleesa williams of dallas

        Brenda bubois whteva your name is I hope if u have children and they have a father that he love them as much as that man did wht is so hard with this man taking care of his kids by being part owner of a strip club he was still taking care of his kids he was a man a lot of men want even do that and deadbeat u must have had problems in your past life which caused a great deal of pain because your stupid ass don’t have no type of heart nor feeling for other ppl so if you where not there if u did not walk in his childrens mothers shoes or kandis and his please show some type of respect with your heartless self trick get your mind he died we never no know when its our time to go we just go so before u go pray to GOD u make through the gates of heaven one saying the old ppl say is GOD don’t like ugly and sho’ aint to crazy about pretty so watch wht u say and how u say it jack rabbit with no teeth

      • Bossy Baby

        Brenda,

        How ignorant can you possibly be? You keep talking about prayer for the children and family, but we’re going to direct our prayers towards you. You need it more, I only hope that your soul doesn’t go to HELL for your attitude on earth. I hope you don’t have any children, for their sake.

  • angie

    you are right people does show there ignorance on the internet,making jokes,until it happens to there love one’s.lets take life very series,lets send out positive message to people not hate,this world is full of violent and we don’t need it on the internet.may god bless kandi family,his family and children.Ps.God said le’t not judge one another or you’re be judge.

    • wakeforce

      Learn how to write proper English. I’ll pray for you!

      • Dee

        WAKEFORCE,
        Maybe you need to WAKEUP and GROW UP!!! I have a question for you, Do you have kids? If so, do your kids think you’re the perfect parent? How on Earth can you judge a man and his relationship with his kids based on a reality tv show, which is edited so the show will be full of drama and negativity so that it will attract more viewers. People are so quick to pass judgement. Maybe you should let God do his job of judging him, and you stick to living your life. You should be careful what you say because God hears and sees everything. Ignorant people like you are the reason why this world will never grow to love one another and not hate eachother by passing judgement.Kandi you are in my prayers as well as A.J’s children and family

      • jk

        Dee,

        Lighten up. Angie’s post was practically unreadable, and wakeforce didn’t comment on the content. And for the record, I share your opinion that this man shouldn’t be vilified in death, I just think your anger is a little misplaced.

  • kiara miller

    FOR ALL OF YOU WHOM ARE ON HERE WITH NEGATIVE COMMENTS NEED TO RE-READ THE ARTICLE THAT WAS POSTED. IT SAYS HE WORKED THERE AT THE CLUB, NOT THAT HE WAS THERE FOR PLEASURE. THE MAN WAS SIMPLY DOING HIS JOB AND DIED FROM A HEAD INJURY. IM ONLY 19 AND I AM FAR MORE CONSIDERATE THAN MOST OF YOU ON HERE. INSTEAD OF BELITTLING THE MAN IN HIS DEATH PRAY FOR HIS CHILDREN AND HIS FAMILY. KANDI MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THOSE BABIES. AND MAY GOD ALSO BLESS THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HERE MAKING A MOCKERY OF THE MAN IN HIS DEATH. MAY HE HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS.!!

    • Sonya B

      Nicely stated Kiara..my thoughts exactly. My prayers are with Kandi and AJ’s family. RIP AJ.

    • michelle

      He did not work at the club the man that was involved in the fight and was arrested worked at the club read again.

      • SS

        No, dumb-ss, read it again. They BOTH worked there evidently. And it doesn’t take away how sad this was.

      • Shone

        The article said he worked at the club, plzz read again, before you try to snap on somebody!!!! Kiara I agree with you, my prayers go out to his family and Kandi!!!!

        “Ashley Jewell, who was formerly engaged to Kandi Burruss, one of the stars of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, died from a head injury suffered in a Friday night fight outside an Atlanta strip club where he worked, police confirmed to TV station WSBTV. Police also said that Fredrick Richardson, an employee of the club, has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. Richardson, who was injured in the brawl, will be taken to Fulton County Jail after he is released by medical personnel.”

      • Pat

        Hey Melissa, can you read? This is copied straight from the article moron!
        Ashley Jewell, who was formerly engaged to Kandi Burruss, one of the stars of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, died from a head injury suffered in a Friday night fight outside an Atlanta strip club where he worked.

    • Tanya

      Very nicely stated Kiara, my thoughts and prayers goes out too Kandi as well as his children and loved ones. May God guide all of them through this tough time.

    • Melissa

      Kiara Miller, you need to read the article again. Mr. Jewell also known as “AJ” did not work at the strip club, he was visiting the club. Mr. Richard who has been charged with voluntary manslaughter is an employee at the strip club. One of the article does not mention why the two men were fighting….it only mention how Mr. Jewell dead, he dead from a head injury. The article also mention Mr. Richardson sustain injuries as well and he’s in the hospital, and once he is release he will be taken to the Fulton County Jail.

      • Ms.White

        does it really matter if he worked there r was there 4 fun the next 2 weeks we will hear alot more that’s not true so leave it alone no one knows but god and his family

      • jk

        Ms. White – no it does not matter, but Melissa is wrong. Directly from the above article: “Ashley Jewell, who was formerly engaged to Kandi Burruss, one of the stars of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, died from a head injury suffered in a Friday night fight outside an Atlanta strip club WHERE HE WORKED.” When regarding such a sensitive topic, it would be nice if people could gather the correct information and use proper grammar and phrasing. Condolences to Kandi and the Jewell family on this sad loss.

      • Yomomma

        You need to reread the article again– Ashley Jewell, who was formerly engaged to Kandi Burruss, one of the stars of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, died from a head injury suffered in a Friday night fight outside an Atlanta strip club where he worked, police confirmed to TV station WSBTV. Police also said that Fredrick Richardson, an employee of the club, has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. My prayers go out to Kandi and his children. They will need God and lots of prayers to get thru this.

      • LB

        “how Mr. Jewell dead, he dead from a head injury…”?!? The word you’re looking for is “died.” He died. He died from a head injury. OMG. And “the article also metion Mr. Richardson sustain injuries” ?!? It’s no wonder you didn’t notice that the article said BOTH men worked at the club. Both. Men. Try again over.

      • VT

        You flunked Reading Comprehension 101, right?

      • Bossy Baby

        Can you read or not? It says that he worked at the club. People are really as dumb as I thought. Before you get on and post some stupid comment just to make people get on your side, please read the article thoroughly. Ingorance is NOT bliss, sorry. Get it together people. What a sad waste of a brain.

      • PST

        “Ashley Jewell, who was formerly engaged to Kandi Burruss, one of the stars of the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, died from a head injury suffered in a Friday night fight outside an Atlanta strip club WHERE HE WORKED”. YOU need to read the article again, Michelle. Apparently you’re daft and blind.

    • josh

      If you really want to be considerate, take off “Caps Lock.”

    • tina

      well said…..death is just what it is…..tragic nevertheless….most don’t even KNOW this man or his journey so they have NO right to judge….he left children behind…he was beaten to death….no matter how it is spun…the man died tragically and there are those left behind that will mourn that loss forever…may god bless them and keep them close…take that negativity and go on!!!

      • da boss lady

        well put tina.i couldnt’ve said it better myself.

    • LC

      Everyone please get off of your high horse. Everyone obviously turns into a Saint when they die and no one must never speak negatively of them again. Live right when you’re alive and you don’t have to worry about negative things being said about you when you die.

      • Pat

        LC It is not being on a high horse but not judging someone’s life you know nothing about. LC, do you believe in God? Who are you to judge anyone? God says judge not lest ye be judged. Are you perfect? I think not, No one is saying AJ was a saint, but that he worked hard in the strip club and supported 6 kids very well. He was not there for entertainment but to work. Unlike the customers, some who have wives at home.
        Living right will not keep people like you from picking apart your life to find the negative about your life. Grow up and join the real world. You know nothing about the real AJ except what the T.V. program showed about AJ.

  • angie

    kiara miller i couln’t agree with you even more you are right sister.

  • Brenda BuBois

    Ok let’s just kiss the *ss of/pray for everyone who does anything they want in life, including have 6 children out of wedlock with 4 different mothers. Let’s just lay down and appreciate anything everyone does, regardless how careless and rude it is, but then speak poorly of those who are expressing their opinion.

    • April

      How quickly people are to judge. I am guessing Brenda you regard yourself as a Christian? This is why so many people steer away from Organized religion. You should, if you do “claim” to be a christian, be ashamed of yourself. You have no right to judge. And how awful that his children can read your awful and ignorant comments.
      And I am so sorry for your loss, to the Children, family, and friends of AJ.

      • Brenda DuBois

        No I am not a Christian. I am a proud, educated Atheist. So stop with your presumptions. Instead of judging me, why don’t you console those victimized by AJ and his kind of irresponsible men and women.

    • Shonda

      Brenda

      You want mercy and acceptance for pushing hate on the deceased over the internet. If you did not personally know AJ and his life then your opinion means nothing but babble. Please for the sake of love of mankind stop pedaling HATE.

    • Ms.White

      now i c why you talk the way you do u need to let that go and get some real god n ur life lady cause that religion its done drove you mad just say no to drugs it fries ur brain im not for sure if theres any help 4 u!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tamburlaine

    I sure wish they’d make latenight strip club parking lots safer for brothas .

  • kiara miller

    BECAUSE YOU ARE OUT OF ORDER.!! YOU DONT KNOWWHA THAT MAN DID BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS OF HIS HOME OR WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS A DEAD BEAT DAD. I RESEARCHED THIS TPIC MORE AND HE WAS CO-OWNER OF THE CLUB MEANING HE WAS PAYING CHILD SUPPORT AND PAYING TAXES. EVERYBODY ASSUMESHE WAS A DEADBEAT BECAUSE HE HAD SO MANY KIDS WITH DIFFERENT MOTHERS EVEN YOU, MAKIN AN A** OUT OF YOURSELF. JUST LEAVE IT ALONE AND LET HIM HAVE HIS PEACE IN DEATH SINCE HE COULDNT IN LIFE. ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH TODAYS SOCIETY.MY FATHER HAS 16KIDS WITH 11 DIFFERENT MOTHERS AND I DARE YOU TO SAY SOMETHING. HE TAKES CARE OF ALL OF US EVEN THE ONES HE GAINED FROM HIS MARRIAGE. YOU NEED TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND TRY TO IDENTIFY WITH ALL SIDES OF THE SPECTRUM

    • Brenda BuBois

      First of all, please learn to write in English before deciding to post on public forums such as this. Second of all, he cared at all for his children, he would of stopped after the first baby-mama. He was IRRESPONSIBLE and CARELESS. These children would grow without a father, with or without him being alive. So now he’s an angel for paying child-support? Wow, what a sweet person for actually considering himself responsible for paying for his illegitimate spawn who will grow up without a father. Maybe in his next life instead of starting up a career in exploiting women for money and having bastard children, he will understand that you have to have some sense of humanity and love in this world to respected and cared for after you are gone.

      • Brenda BuBois

        And same to your daddy, kiara miller. It is not your fault you were raised in such a manner. I did not have the perfect childhood either. However, that does NOT mean we should be proud of mistakes that our parent’s made. I am aware of them and don’t applaud others for making them over and over again. I wish his family the best and hope that they understand that it was not their fault their daddy didn’t care enough for them to be around or give them enough respect to stop having other children with different women. I hope they feel how valuable they truly are and not just symbols of feigned virility and power in a male dominated, ignorant environment.

      • tamika

        Amen Brenda!

      • okrn

        I don’t understand why you (Brenda) seem so filled with hate for this man, who you didn’t know. Often people take the jobs they can get in order to provide for their families, whether or not that’s the work they’d like to be doing. My husband was killed several years ago. I know that death didn’t make him a saint, but I can’t imagine how hurtful it would be to hear strangers criticizing and making judgments about him after his death. Do you have any human empathy at all? How do you think it makes his family feel to read your mean-spirited comments? You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but in this case the classy thing to do would be to keep it to yourself.

      • F.C.

        Are u sinless, that is all I want to know! Do u have children and does ur babies father provide for them?

      • Lil’ Mama

        Are u serious!!! Please spell/grammar check yr post!! RIDICULOUS! Ms.Dubois

      • Buff

        You are telling someone else to learn to write in English while your own posts are replete with ignorant errors? “…he would OF stopped…” “…child-support…” “…to respected and cared for…” “parent’s” rather than “parents” are just a few. Also, “bastard children” is redundant as the word “bastard” already carries the connotation of offspring.

      • jk

        I’m with Buff. Would HAVE, not would OF. Moron.

      • da boss lady

        TO BRENDA, DO YOU WORSHIP THE DEVIL?

      • Pat

        Brenda,
        What do you know of humanity calling his children bastard children? You state you are well educated but you do not show it. You know nothing of his life, but you are quick to judge. In addition, you contradict yourself every time you respond. You send prayers to the childre, then admit to being an Atheist; make up your mind. Keep your hate and assumptions to yourself. You need therapy girl. I pray for your soul, you need it. In addition, your english sucks too! I hope you do not have xhildren, you do not deserve them. Take your hate and go home. We do not want you here. May God save your soul from Hell. ” God forgive her for she knows not what she does…”
        Brenda I think we have all wasted enough time on your hateful comments. Your not worth listening to.

    • Vicki

      Oh, you dare me, do you?? OK, I’ll say it. Your daddy is an idiot who should have worn a condom. Happy now?

      • Pat

        Hi Vicki,
        DO not waste any more of your breath on Brenda, it is not worth it letting her hate spread to us. Then she wins. Ignore the ignorant!

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