Reality TV is as scripted as any drama on TV.
But, sometimes, real life events truly effect those involved on these ridiculous shows, as Kandi Burruss tragically discovered last week: her former fiance, A.J. Jewell was killed in a strip club brawl.
Now, in a statement to E! News, the Real Housewife of Atlanta is speaking out and expressing her grief:
"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.
"I had spoken to A.J. two hours before I got the call that he was in the hospital. Never in a thousand years did I think it was going to be the last time I heard his voice. He was taken way too soon. There are so many things that I should have said to him, wanted to say to him, but now it's too late..."
A Grammy-winning songwriter and former member of the group Xtreme, Burruss also thanked fans and friends for their support since Thursday night's tragedy.
"I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of my family and friends - and that means my Twitter and Facebook friends as well - for the beautiful words of encouragement, prayers, and the sweet condolences. I make it through these difficult days because of you."
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