R+B star Brandy Norwood has reunited with her ex-fiance as he deals with the grief of losing another brother in a shooting incident.

Basketball star QUENTIN RICHARDSON and the singer called off their engagement in September (05), but they were back together for the funeral of the sports star's brother LEE earlier this month (DEC05).

Sources close to the couple report that Brandy went out of her way to be there for her ex at the funeral in Chicago, Illinois, as he coped with another family tragedy - Richardson lost his older brother BERNARD in a robbery shooting in 1992.

And now friends and family hope the tragedy will bring the couple back together for good.

A source says, "She was there for him when he needed her most."

Richardson has been romantically linked with former THE COSBY SHOW star KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM since his split from Brandy.