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Jennifer Hudson's Mother & Brother Found Dead

Jennifer Hudson's Mother & Brother Found Dead

The mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were reportedly found dead in Chicago around 3PM Friday.

The two adults were found fatally shot — Darnell, 57, and older brother Jason. The bodies were reportedly discovered by a cousin who lived nearby. Jennifer is currently en route to Chicago.

Hudson, 27, became famous after appearing on American Idol in 2004. She later went on to pick up an Oscar for her performance in Dreamgirls.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Hudson‘s family and friends.

UPDATE: Jennifer‘s rep Lisa Kasteler tells People, “We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson. No further comment will be made and the family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.”

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236 Responses to “Jennifer Hudson's Mother & Brother Found Dead”

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  1. 1
    rissa Says:

    I NEVER COMMENT BUT HOW UNFORUNATE? I WILL PRAY FOR HER SHE NEEDS PRAYER PLEASE PRAY FOR HER THIS IS SO SAD.

  2. 2
    C. Says:

    OMG. SERIOUSLY?

  3. 3
    morgan Says:

    this is so sad!! shes in our prayers, 1st comment

  4. 4
    ellen Says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwww <333

    i saw her in the secret life of bee’s

    that movie should win many awards

    but i feel sorry <3

  5. 5
    jr Says:

    I hope their family will be ok.

  6. 6
    deanna Says:

    omg this is so sad :(
    my thoughts and prayers are with jennifer and her family

  7. 7
    Zanesssa_roxBABY Says:

    OMG that is sooooooooo sad. I feel so bad for her!

  8. 8
    Oliver Queen Says:

    How could something so horrific happen?

  9. 9
    alyssajoy Says:

    That’s awful. How sad. :-(

  10. 10
    Lm Says:

    omg, that is incredibly sad. poor family, my thoughts and prayers are with them. wow.

  11. 11
    dialectic Says:

    my deepest sympathies go out to jennifer and her family,there really are no words .

  12. 12
    mz Sass Says:

    I’m at a loss for words….this is tragic.

  13. 13
    Queen Says:

    What the heck? That’s horrible!

    Poor Jennifer.

  14. 14
    karissa Says:

    This is horrible. I’m so sorry for her loss!!!

  15. 15
    sweetie Says:

    Jen, I am so sorry!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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    Katie Says:

    Oh god, this is horrible…I hope she’s ok as well as the rest of her family. Everything was going so well for her too and then this tragedy happens. =[
    Will be thinking of her, her family and friends going through all this.
    x

  17. 17
    Fantasia Says:

    May God provide solace and confort to her family as they all go thru this horrible horrible time…..God knows best.

  18. 18
    R.I.P. Says:

    I cried when I read this post. Who would do such a thing?

    R.I.P. to them =(

  19. 19
    michelle Says:

    omg i’m shocked i feel so sad
    my condoleances ………..

  20. 20
    ashley Says:

    i’m really praying for her. i don’t think any of us can understand why horrific things like this happen

  21. 21
    K Says:

    this is so tragic :(

    she’ll be in my prayers

  22. 22
    Emma Says:

    OH MY GOD!!!! THAT’S SO HORRIBLE :’(((((((( Lot’s of strenght to Jennifer! <333

  23. 23
    Anita Says:

    What happened? Drugs or Money? Or both?

  24. 24
    K Says:

    :’(

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    tess Says:

    an example of how you do not know from one day to the next what your life will be like so be nice to all people and love your loved ones – you never know. jennifer, you are in our thoughts. this is awful.

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