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

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awwwwwwwwwwwwww <333

i saw her in the secret life of bee’s

that movie should win many awards

but i feel sorry <3

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I hope their family will be ok.

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

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Zanesssa_roxBABY @ 10/24/2008 at 6:22 pm

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

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Oliver Queen @ 10/24/2008 at 6:23 pm

How could something so horrific happen?

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alyssajoy @ 10/24/2008 at 6:23 pm

That’s awful. How sad. :-(

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

dialectic @ 10/24/2008 at 6:26 pm

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

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

What the heck? That’s horrible!

Poor Jennifer.

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

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

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.

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

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

R.I.P. to them =(

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

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

this is so tragic :(

she’ll be in my prayers

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

What happened? Drugs or Money? Or both?

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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