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Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Shot To Death!

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This is so horrible. Beyond words.

The mother of Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson has been killed.

Investigators said two shooting victims were discovered inside a home belonging to Hudson's mother just before 3:00 PM on Friday.

The home is located at 7019 South Yale in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

One of the victims was 57-year-old Darnell Hudson.

The other victim was identified as Jennifer's brother, Jason. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.

Darnell was shot in the head and Jason was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The shooting is believed to be domestic, police said.

Hudson is said to be flying to Chicago from Tampa.

Our thoughts to Jennifer during this incredibly difficult time.

Update: A search is under way for a young boy who is missing from the home. A child, possibly Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, is missing, according to sources. Police are searching for an SUV that was seen in the area, a 1994 white Suburban, Illinois license plate number X584859.

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498 comments to “Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Shot To Death!”

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  1. 101

    Okay Perez, when reporting someone's DEATH dont you think you should leave the fucking sharpie marks alone? Damn, I know you have no respect for certain folks but at least show a little heart.

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  3. 103

    Perez, You couldn't be more respectful with a pic?! Smiley face on her torso, have some sensitivity. My thoughts are with her….

  4. 104

    WHAT IN THE LORD'S NAME?! How random! How sad! :( And why is the address posted?! We don't need to know that! Now crazy people are going to go over!

  5. 105

    Perez, you ignorant slut. The woman loses her mother and brother and you scribble on her boobs??? You suck. And for those who say that he was just rushed: It takes no time at all to color those little spots green to make it respectable. You suck, Perez.

  6. 106

    that's so sad. poor jennifer :(

  7. 107

    you are a fucking asshole. the smiley face was not neccessary

  8. SJB says – reply to this


    Really tacky perez to draw anything on her in this situation… My thoughts and prayers are with her… sad. Perez you're better than that. I would think you'd remove that

  9. 109

    This is so incredibly sad. She must be devastated. Ugh, I hate news like this. Condolences to the poor woman. And yeah, change that picture, Perez, you insensitive jackass!!!!

  10. 110

    soo sad :( … keep your head up jennifer

  11. 111

    It angers me that you drawed on her picture, Perez I'm the first to laugh at your offensive pictures and comment but this is wrong. Just get a new picture

  12. 112

    why did you draw on her picture—-you really suck somtimes

  13. 113

    Fox news links to TMZ for the story - they will NEVER link to your fucked up bullshit Perez. I can't wait till karma bites you in the ass.

  14. 114

    Fuck you Perez!!
    You could not even send your good thoughts to her and her family?
    You instead draw a smiley face with eyes on her nipples.
    I can't wait to see the post of when "you" vanished Perez!
    I'll scriibble on that photo and frame it. you Ass!

  15. 115

    This is the final straw for me! You really push the envelope, calling innocent children ugly and then acting like a humanitarian has been sour and shamefull. Yet I still would sit at work and log in. No more. I refuse to take part in this shamefull crap any longer. Completely inapropriate and inhumane. FOD

  16. 116

    That is so sad. My heart goes out to Jennifer and her family at this horrible time.
    I'm so sad to hear that this is happening.
    Stay strong.

  17. 117

    I find it disgusting that you think its appropriate or comical to draw a happy face on hudson after reporting that she just lost two of her closet family members in an extreme tragic way….normally i laugh at all the people who take what you do to heart, but this was way out of line, shame on you perez

  18. 118

    That's terrible!

  19. 119

    This is a damn shame. I love Jennifer Hudson, and vicariously therefore, her family.

    I am SO SICK of this negroid gun culture that has robbed us of two wonderful people. :(

  20. 120

    Loving thoughts to all the family….my mum passed away 2 weeks ago and its heart breaking the thought of never seeing someone you love so much again…especially under such tragic circumstances xxx

  21. 121

    As I told Smirks,
    Englewood is one of the top 3 most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. I am so terribly sorry for her loss.
    Perez, this pic is completely inappropriate, please change it.

  22. 122

    this is so sad.
    you're an asshole.

  23. 123

    Absolutely horrible… If she's reading (or if someone she knows reads this), my husband and I just want to say:

    Miss Hudson -
    Our deepest condolences. May God be with you and your family during this very sad and unexplainable time. You will be in our prayers, in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Though we are strangers, we send you much love and peace.

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  25. 125

    [re=3025911]Re: omg-i-rule[/
    Get your Hudson straight.
    You fucking moron.

  26. 126

    Re: puppies are soft! – Your Comment is Very Inappropriate, just know that when KARMA comes around you'll regret being so Disturbingly Ignorant.
    oh and also, EVERYthing in America has been borrowed from somewhere else. Incase you werent Educated enough on that.

  27. 127

    Re: tom951
    Post 97
    FUCK OFF! No one cares about your opinion of her performance. The woman just lost her mom and brother in a domestic dispute! Show some respect asswipe!

  28. 128

    Oh, no! Oh no…yes, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jennifer.

  29. 129

    Oh and Perez, I hope you get Sued for posting the Address of her familys house. your very low class.

  30. 130

    To those who live in Chicago and have commented: I too live here, the murder rate in the city has become unprecendented. We're now the highest in the country.

    And all the officials and Daley can do is shake their heads, yet they do nothing about it. NOTHING. The rising rate of CHILDREN alone that have been killed in the past year is deplorable. These city officials spend more time worrying abou the damn Olympics coming to town or garbage men who sleep on the job then the crime rate. It's horrible.

    I hope that this is a wake up call that everyone is caught in this crossfire of violence. I hope Jennifer Hudson, goes after the city. Why? Because they have done nothing to control the guns that fall into these criminals hands. Or control the highest crime areas all together. This makes me sick. That poor woman. I wish her the best and that she gets through this peacefully.

  31. 131

    This picture is really inappropriate. I'm very upset by this.
    It's almost as if you are happy about it.
    Fuck you.

  32. 132

    The original picture that accompanied this article was so inappropriate it's untrue. Awful news, my thoughts are with her and everyone involved. RIP.

  33. 133

    OMG….how awful, our thoughts go out to her and er family.

  34. 134

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jennifer! I am truely sorry for your loss.

  35. 135

    Sad! Makes that hot mess, Donda West, look like nothing in comparison!

  36. 136

    This is awful :(

  37. 137

    Re: parkersmommy – Gotta agree with u on that one…. Perez, the smiley face, completely tasteless and disrespectful…. please re-do it - out respect to the poor girl.

  38. 138

    omg you idiots get over the fucking picture!

  39. 139

    aww that is horrible!!
    my prayers are with her and her family!
    so sad!

  40. 140

    Very sad event!

  41. 141

    Perez, take the smiley face off her, it's tacky

  42. 142

    You are just stepping in it today arentcha, pityperez, you are about double chin deep….
    Prayers and angel hugs Ms Jenn

  43. 143

    Oh my gosh. That poor woman. I can't even begin to imagine. :(

  44. 144

    I think the following statistics says it all…..it should give us something to think about.

    Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago?

    Body count: In the last six months 292 + 2 killed (murdered) in Chicago; 221 killed in Iraq.

    Sens. Barack Obama & Dick Durbin,

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,

    Gov. Rod Blogojevich,

    House leader Mike Madigan,

    Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike),

    Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley)

    …..our leadership in Illinois…..all Democrats.

    Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago.

    Of course, they're all blaming each other.

    Can't blame Republicans; they're aren't any!

    State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country.

    Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. (Look 'em up if you want).

    Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.

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  47. 147

    Wahhh he drew on her tits, wahhh! Ever think it might have been an old pic he had on file??? Douchenozzles…

    My thoughts are with Jennifer, so sad :(

  48. 148

    Are you kidding me? This is crazy! I live in Chicago! OMG, I'm going to go stake out for that car.

  49. 149

    You know Perez, you are a truly classless idiot. At a time like this, with this talented actress's mother and brother MURDERED, you have to go and make stupid, idiotic drawings on her boobs. Do you have any taste AT ALL?

  50. Dizzy says – reply to this


    Sorry to read this news! My thoughts are with Jennifer and for the safe return of the 7 year old that's missing!

  51. 151

    Ok, so in reading along further, I realized, when in a hurry mistakes happen… with that being said, Perez, I apologize for the comment that I posted and thank you for changing the picture. However, I do agree that the address of the home shouldn't have been posted…. remember Heath Ledger??????

  52. 152

    holy flippin shit!

  53. 153

    what do you even say to this?i feel so bad for her.she is in shock right noe poor thing,she cant even take in what they are telling her.poor poor thing.i dont get shocked easily but this made my heart sink. i will say a prayer for you all.god bless you.

  54. 154

    Re: aaron702 – RIGHT ON

  55. 155

    Chicago is a fucking disgrace. Mayor Daley is a fucking disgrace. You can't even go outside in this city without being afraid if you're the next to go. Either somebody is going to rob you and beat you, shoot your son whether he is or isn't in a gang, or you might get hit with a bullet intended for someone else. Chicago makes compton look like Beverly Hills, that's how bad it is.

    Why does Oprah who has money and live here in the city do anything about it? WHY do city officials worry about the olympics, I hope the lose the olympics because of the crime!

    Cnn and Anderson cooper did a special on the violence and mayor daley said "it's up to residents to prevent crime in their neighborhoods" bullshit. And now there's a 7 year old little boy missing in Jennifer Hudson's house!

  56. lolli says – reply to this


    unbelievable, i am in true shock, and sick to my stomach, omg! poor Jennifer, i dont know what to say but God help her b/c this is just too much too handle.

  57. 157

    booooo………i am so sorry for this family….lost my mom suddenly…..can't believe it's been eight years….every day it takes my breath away

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  59. 159

    Re: aaron702
    Post 144
    You big dummy,
    THIS IS WHY OBAMA WANTS GUN TION AND BACK GROUND CHECKS AS WELL AS SAFETY LOCKS ON GUNS. SOME of you just BITCH about the most stupidest things. WHat the hell do you need uzi's and semi atuomatics for? What the fuck are you hunting?! The amendments he wants makes sense but some of you cry over Bullshit. Northern, Il tragedy as well as Virginia Tech Could have been avoided if the measures Obama asked for were put in place!

  60. 160

    Oh no, oh no, oh no…… :-(

  61. 161

    my goodness. real life happening here. this happens everday to regular people but when it happens to someone at the height of their celebrity career is a rare thing. i hope she recovers from this devastating situation.

  62. 162

    I agree about your stats on chicago. Although, Mayor daley is a DINO (Democrat in name only).

    But I do wonder why Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan, Obama (and im a supporter) and Oprah who all live in chicago and have houses have not addressed the crime issue. The school system in chicago IS the worst in the country! The teachers are excellent but the system is broken. The kids are treated like cattle, become discouraged, drop out and become drug dealers.

    Also, lack of jobs! You need to a have a degree to get job at mcdonald's practically. If you open a job at walgreens, lines are around the block with people applying for this low wage position. Chicago is a horrible mess. Move the olympics somewhere else! Daley doesn't deserve the honor!

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  66. 166

    omg…..wow i really cannot believe this..omg.
    my thoughts and prayers are with jennifer

  67. tasha says – reply to this


    I don't see no writing on her picture. This is horrible. My heart goes out to Jennifer.

  68. 168

    that is horrible! just awful

  69. 169

    That's just sick.
    Poor Jennifer.

  70. tia says – reply to this


    Re: tom951

    her performance in a movie has nothing to do with this story and it was idiotic to even mention it…..anyway my thoughts and prayers go out to j-hud,she is the third celebrity this year to lose their mother,kanye,lil mama, now j-hud…crazy man just crazy

  71. 171

    OMG. That is terrible.

  72. 172

    I'm sooo sorry to hear that, no one deserves to lose a family member, but 2, and in such a way, my heart goes out to Jennifer…. :(

    i'm sending you some love jennifer

  73. 173

    So sad, my thoughts go out to her this is completely tragic. Thank you perez for taking off that insanely disrespectful picture of her. Shows a little bit of class, but i wonder why you put it there in the first place?

  74. 174

    god bless her

  75. 175

    OMG! Prayers to her and her family. I hope they find the child alright!

  76. 176

    Re: BunnyLabowski – I'm outta here too. There has to be a hundred better websites that aren't as out of line as you are. We're all here to have a good time but you seriously need some advice on how to post. That is true what was said about how you write posts about ugly children and then post links to humanitarian websites. What is wrong with you? I used to like your website now it's garbage. You should have stuck with just posting GOSSIP about celebrities! Not political bullshit and personal stuff that has serious effects on peoples lives!

  77. 177

    Re: ThisOne
    Post 163
    NOT all of Chicago is violent. The city is the most segregated Northern City HOWEVER, The city is beautiful and fun to live in. The city is also very family friendly. Neighborhoods where blaks are rounded up and cut off from opportunities with no jobs nearbye are sadly like this. The police that "protect" those neighborhoods often CONTRIBUTE to the violence there not to mention they are VIOLENT themselves. Every city has its problems & no Chicago Does NOT have the worste school system out there. POST 162, Mississippi does.

  78. 178

    NO thanks to Mayor Daley and other city "leaders" who let thugs run our streets. Our city refuses to hire more police officers when they have a huge backlog of 9-11 calls.

    Ironically, Alderman recently voted themselves a nice 6% pay increase yet they say they cannot hire more cops.

    Chicago is becoming the next Detroit, Philly and becoming a gangland ghetto.

    More and more innocent people are getting killed here…

  79. k-lee says – reply to this


    Oh my God… This is truly devastating news. Stay strong, Jennifer! I wish they could track down the kidnappers asap.

  80. 180

    Re: StoneM

    screw you…..freedom of speech he can promote who he wants…..

  81. 181

    ooooo sorry Perez I know that you probably had an old picture on file. I wasn't implying that you recently drew on that pic. I'm just happy you changed that picture, cause that was all I was asking for…..still my prayers are with Jennifer and her family. Life is very short.

  82. 182

    Oh my God…I live there. We are all praying for her…..keep strong. What an AWFUL thing to go through….I hope the media (Perez) minds her privacy.

  83. 183

    Re: ThisOne – you racist piece of crap. when you need to start a sentence with "I'm not a racist" then clearly there is some racist comment to follow. idiot.

  84. 184

    that is horrible. my thoughts and prayers are with her and her loved ones.

  85. 185

    nothing of value was really lost. fat bitch is fat!

  86. 186

    Re: tom951
    She loses her mother and brother and yet you criticize her performance in some stupid movie? Fuck you.

  87. 187

    Re: ThisOne

    Wow what an un-educated thing to say….you must be real special you idiot!!!

  88. 188

    Ohhhh, This is so horrible. There are some really awful people out there and sometimes we forget about them until something as tragic as this happens. My thoughts and prayers will go out to all of the Hudson family and friends. May god bless them, and may the young boy be found alive and safe!

  89. 189

    Re: Linda9801 – …my blind whore-like excuse…you must understand that jen-heffer is one massive & ugly beast of a woman!
    she should stop eating fried chicken, dumplings & waffles…get some exercise - I'd say about 22 hrs per day….and wear a bag over her head!
    the bitch is narsty!!!

  90. 190

    No way! :O..
    this is really shocking?
    my prayers go to you Jennifer

  91. 191

    Jennifer Hudson is a member of Progressive Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side. Despite her daughter's celebrity, Donerson chose to stay and live on the South Side, a decision that did not go unnoticed by the church community.
    "That says a lot about the fact of the kind of family Jennifer comes from," said Rev. Willie Davis, Progressive Baptist Church. "They're a family of faith. They want to be attached to their roots. And that's just the sign of the nature of their relationship with God."

  92. 192

    oooooo I'm sorry Perez I know you probably had an old picture on file. I wasn't implying that you recently drew on the picture. I'm just happy you changed the picture…..my prayers are still with Jennifer. Life is so short.

  93. 193

    Holy! That is absolutely horrific. My prayers and thoughts go out to her and throughout this terrible time.

  94. 194

    thank you for changing the pic Perez.

    I am deeply disturbed by this tragedy. POOR Jennifer. I cannot imagine what she is going through right now.

  95. 195

    Re: ThisOne – JUST so you know Chicago is a lovely city and its NOT all BLACK… SO please dont judge until you see for yourself. The city has a TON of great shit to offer. Its not like Capone is still running amuck.

  96. 196

    Oh my GOD! I am so sorry, Jennifer. My prayers to you and your family.

  97. Urcks says – reply to this


    I live in chicago and there have been an enormous amount of Shootings and deaths in the past year it's terrible! I can't believe that!

  98. 198

    Awww :(

  99. 199

    WHY would you post their address??

  100. 200

    Thoughts and prayers are with you Jennifer

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