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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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  • rissa

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

  • C.

    OMG. SERIOUSLY?

  • morgan

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

  • ellen

    awwwwwwwwwwwwww <333

    i saw her in the secret life of bee’s

    that movie should win many awards

    but i feel sorry <3

  • jr

    I hope their family will be ok.

  • deanna

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

  • Zanesssa_roxBABY

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

  • Oliver Queen

    How could something so horrific happen?

  • alyssajoy

    That’s awful. How sad. :-(

  • Lm

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

  • dialectic

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

  • mz Sass

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

  • Queen

    What the heck? That’s horrible!

    Poor Jennifer.

  • karissa

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

  • sweetie

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

  • Katie

    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

  • Fantasia

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

  • R.I.P.

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

    R.I.P. to them =(

  • michelle

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

  • ashley

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

  • K

    this is so tragic :(

    she’ll be in my prayers

  • Emma

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

  • Anita

    What happened? Drugs or Money? Or both?

  • K

    :’(

  • http://tess tess

    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.

  • no way!

    omg

  • kendra

    That’s so awful! Who would do such a terrible thing? My heart goes out to Jennifer and the rest of her family. I will pray for her. This shocked me when I read it. I still can’t believe it. Stay strong Jennifer!

  • yobi

    omg that is sooo sad.

  • ellie

    OMG!

    :|

  • eden

    its so sad:(

  • buckeyegurl

    Wow. Senseless tradgedy. My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer and her family.

  • _silenttears

    oh my god that is so awful!!
    lot’s of strenght to jennifer <3

  • KArisma

    I will be praying for you and your family. God is with you and nevr for get that!!! NEVER!!!

  • CAPTAINJACK

    This is the most disgustingly tragic news I’ve heard in awhile. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jessica

    Oh, this is awful.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer and her family.

  • http://yahoo KArisma

    I will be praying for you and your family. Alwasy remember GOD did not bring you this far to leave you!!! He is with you…never for get that!! NEVER!!!

  • hope

    I can’t believe this, I’m almost expecting it to be a hoax. This is so tragic…my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

  • hope

    I can’t believe this, I’m almost expecting it to be a hoax. This is so tragic…my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

  • vanessa

    Oh my life, wasn’t expecting this kind of news when logging on to JJ. :-O

  • Fantasyisland

    And her little nephew is missing and they’re searching for a car…praying for her family.

  • Krissy

    no words…this is shocking…i hope she will be ok with this…its horrible…

  • shocked

    god bless them xx

  • shocked

    god bless them xx

  • shocked

    god bless them xx

  • -V-

    OMG. OMG. This is a terrible news.

  • Nessa

    awww that’s so sad. my prayers are with her family.

  • poppy

    omg poor Jennifer, its so horific. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

  • Obama/Biden.

    So sad.

  • http://sdfgsdg.pchome.com hahahaha

    OMG!!! RIP…
    this is really sad!

  • b chick

    omg. poor jennifer!!

    r.i.p. :(

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