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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. 201

    so sad. :( poor jennifer.



  2. 202

    It is so nice to see how Barrack has helped lower the crime rate in Chicago.



  3. 203

    Re: tom951
    Hey her mom and brother are pretty stiff and unnatural to just like her acting!



  4. 204

    This is beyond comprehension. We live in such a horrible, violent world. My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer tonight.



  5. 205

    Re: mamajud – AMEN to that mamajud. I recently lost my father very suddenly. May they rest in peace… all of them. One can never be prepared to lose someone, and it must be terrible for Miss Hudson right now. She has lost her mother AND brother… and that's awful !!! God bless them and Miss Hudson. I'm glad you changed the picture before I saw it Perez. You really need to learn when to stop !!!



  6. 206

    omg. i hope shes alright.

  7. Lene says – reply to this


    207

    OMG! So sad! :(



  8. 208

    This is so tragic….She is such an amazing person with such an amazing attitude…it is horrible that things like this happen to anyone, let alone such positive, hardworking, and genuinely good people. our thoughts and prayers go out to her



  9. 209

    Re: puppies are soft! – Shut the fuck up. Jennifer is a big, beautiful girl who just lost her family, and all you can say is a bunch of bullshit about her? Get lost, fucker.



  10. 210

    Oh my gosh! That is terrible. My thoughts are with the Hudson family.



  11. 211

    Re: tom951 – wow, what an amazingly sympathetic thing to say about someone who's family members were just shot. so relevant.



  12. 212

    this is so tragic. stay strong jennifer, we love you and are praying for you!

  13. Jen2 says – reply to this


    213

    That's so sad, my thoughts and prayers are with her.



  14. 214

    Re: Mimi the Magnificent Oh Please! You can say why would you draw attention to her all you wanna.. reporting celebrity news is {PEREZ'S JOB}.. As much as you think he's heartless and an asshole, please act like this shit wouldn't be everywhere else without him reporting it… Why should he be the only one not to report a story? He is not the only fucking person reporting this.. get the fuck over it…



  15. 215

    Re: iwontgrowup
    You don't even know how to spell his name??? It's Barack, you fucking idiot.

    JH - my heart goes out to you, I'm so sorry.



  16. 216

    My heart goes out to Ms. Hudson.



  17. 217

    SO sad! R.I.P



  18. 218

    THIS
    IS
    HORRIBLE.
    THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU.
    THIS IS A PERSON WITH REAL PROBLEMS.
    GOD BLESS.



  19. 219

    Re: ThisOne

    This has nothing to do with being black. Im black and i am disgusted literally by the crime. So what am I supposed to do hate myself because some other idiot who has the same color is a fucking dumb ass?

    This is about criminals. these criminals are the way they are because of racism. Chicago is segregated to the extreme and it is very hard to get jobs there if you are black. most of the kids turn to drug dealing or robberies to help their families.

    if you get rid of racism, fix the school system, then the poorest groups would not go to extremes just to survive.



  20. 220

    With that said.. my heart goes out to her.. she has to be a fucking mess, and really, who could blame her?! I know I would be loosing my fucking mind right now.. poor girl.. my prayers are with you sweetheart, keep your head up and stay strong.. may both your mother and your brother rest in peace.. :( Hang in there.. it never gets better, trust me on that one, but it does, day by day, get a little easier to carry on, you are a strong woman, I was never much of a fan unfortunatley, but that is out of my own stupidity and personal preference, you have an amazing talent and one hell of a voice girl, I have faith in you to stay strong through this.. NO ONE should have to go through this, I'm sooo sorry hun :/ My heart is with you doll



  21. 221

    Re: aaron702 – umm if you don't like it here THEN MOVE!!! stop talkin crap bout Chicago and go somewhere else. Everything ur sayin may be true, but if you're not part of the solution, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!



  22. 222

    SHIT.
    that's awful, i feel so sorry for her.

    I can't believe it



  23. 223

    Re: MINXLIVES – Chicago IS bad all over. But you are right about the police — many of them are gang members themselves! And if you tell on a drug dealer, the police will tell the drug dealers who the informant is and you will be killed. The police are corrupt. We were robbed by a trio of cops once and my aunt was pistol whipped and her eye blackened when we were visiting a friend who had just had a fight with her boyfriend.

    And I was forced to give a police officer my phone number once and stalked by him for two months.

    Chicago is a scary place. Do not ever move there.

  24. aj says – reply to this


    224

    How could you ever recover from something like that? so so sad



  25. 225

    Damn! Why does bad shit always happen to good people? (Obviously I don't know the Hudsons but I'm going with the basic assumption that they're "good") Thoughts and prayers out to the family.



  26. 226

    This is soooo terrible! I work just blocks from where their bodies were found and I can tell you it's a dangerous neighborhood. It's so terrible for Jennifer and I can speak for ALL OF CHICAGO and say that our prayers are with you and your family!



  27. 227

    Re: pretty_licious

    your exactly the reason why chicago is such a fucking mess. if you talk to someone in chicago about it they go into denial mode and take offense when they should feel outrage.



  28. 228

    That's so sad. Sending thoughts & prayers your way Jenn.
    RIP Darnell and Jason.



  29. 229

    I am from CHICAGO and this is all over the news. Yes, there are AMBER alerts out for at least one child (NEPHEW) as of now. They have coverage all over the place.
    My heart goes out to Jennifer and her family. What a horrific thing for anyone to have to deal with, especially when the media is all up in your business! They need to just leave her be and let her grieve. I'm sure the papz will be all over here tonight and tomorrow waiting for her. Just terrible. She's human like the rest of us. Leave her alone!
    This smells like a money/ransom deal. South side is not the best area but damn…. just ask her for some money. Don't take her mother's life and her brother too. Now her nephew! God bless, gurl! Keep your head up! chicago got u!



  30. 230

    Re: kitten poo
    Post 224
    Sweetheart, I live less than a mile from the Heart of the City. The City is beautiful and Truely a joy to be in. COme visit sometime. Trust me, you would change your mind. Come during July for the Taste or August for Venetian Night on the lake.



  31. 231

    unbelievably awful!!!!!!!!!!!!



  32. 232

    Re: iwontgrowup

    You must be shrooming. Barack is SENATOR for ILLINOIS in the US SENATE. The mayor is responsible for issues concerning Chicago like crime. In fact Barack has tried to push for legislation on gun control and ownership so I don't know what you are yapping on about.

    R.I.P. Darnell & Jason.

    God Bless Jennifer Hudson and her family.



  33. 233

    This is very tragic. Poor Jennifer! She will be in my prayers.



  34. 234

    very sad.



  35. 235

    there's always going to be assholes and dickheads in this world…and some of you proved just that, by your cruel comments…yes, we are entitled to our opinions, but christ, what is wrong with some of you people???? can't everybody just put their bitching and sarcasm aside for just one post that involves the murder of two of ms. hudson's family members and the possible abduction of her nephew??? my god, i can't begin to imagine what that girl must be going through right now, and i wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy…

    prayers to you jennifer…



  36. 236

    Oh my God, what a horrible thing, be strong Jennifer, all of us are with you.
    We wish you the best.



  37. 237

    Re: kitten poo
    Post 224
    Sweetheart, I live less than a mile from the Heart of the City. The City is beautiful and Truely a joy to be in. COme visit sometime. Trust me, you would change your mind. Come during July for the Taste or August for Venetian Night on the lake….



  38. 238

    I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I hate hearing all the people bad mouthing Chicago. Crime is everywhere. This has nothing to do with Obama or other IL officials. There are crazy people everywhere. As a true Chicagoian my thoughts go out to Jennifer and her family.



  39. 239

    Re: Vicky Valor – vicky vicky vicky…you need to wash yer panties…"clit"ty litter is always a no-no…even in the skanky circles that you spend you time in!
    .
    .
    what do you have against fried chicken?….you don't sound like a typical nigglet whore…why don't like fried chicken?
    .
    .
    now, I've kept you from standing in the welfare line long enough…now go on out and make some money selling your fat nigglet ass and titties to desparate nigglet men!…it's so nice of you to accept "food stamps" as payment…you truly are a giver!! :)



  40. 240

    Re: MINXLIVES

    bullshit and you know it. I grew up there and the city is awful. You are so used to the crime you are just desensitized to it. If I were you, i would be embarrassed too. The people of chicago should be ashamed. Raise your fucking sons right and they won't be out there killing people for stupid shit like arguments or accidental hand touches on buses and killing teenagers and kids. DENIAL is the problem. People like you don't believe there's a problem untily uor child is dead or has killed someone else.



  41. 241

    our thoughts go out with Jennifer Hudson and her family



  42. 242

    so sad. i hope the child is found unharmed. my heart goes out to the family.



  43. 243

    I am beyond upset.
    Jennifer Hudson we ALL love U and God Bless U



  44. 244

    They're now looking for some guy named "Balfour" and he looks similar to the mom. I think a relative. He has the nephew and is on the run. He did time already for attempted murder.



  45. 245

    wow.
    that
    really
    sucks.
    sorry to hear it.



  46. 246

    tragic i lost two people in my family at the same time this shit is goint to be so hard to go throw i pary for jennifer and that her nephew is returned safe and sound

  47. Catty says – reply to this


    247

    this is shocking, so sad :( . i hope the kid is found soon.



  48. 248

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  49. 249

    Ah Chicago, the murder capital of the US….more people killed there than in Iraq! Let's vote Obama since he's done such a fine job cleaning up this armpit of human civilization. Black on black crime……will it ever end?



  50. 250

    Oh my god! My prayers go out to Jennifer and her family. This is just awful! I pray that her nephew is found and brought home safely.



  51. 251

    OMG how sad, my thoughts are with her and her family. No one is immune to domestic violence!



  52. 252

    Re: aaron702 – i certainly do not want to make this post into a political one, but everyone look at what arron702 writes………
    and THINK!



  53. 253

    MOAR WATERMELON AND KFC FOR THE REST OF THE FAMILY!



  54. 254

    Re: Kt copilot – Get over yourself bitch!!!



  55. 255

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  56. 256

    That is truly awful, my heart goes out to poor Jennifer and the rest of her family…perez seriously bad form giving out the address. My prayers are with you Jennifer x



  57. 257

    Re: gangreenuts – sick fuck!



  58. 258

    I would like to send the family a case of Grape Soda, KFC, Watermelon, and lots of Malt liquor for the funeral, anyone know the information for the services I would appreciate it. I think some Basketball's to keep the little niglets entertained is in order also maybe some one else can pitch in and help out. COME on guys, lets pull together on this one.



  59. 259

    no words … that's horrible



  60. 260

    Re: kitten poo – you are so pessimistic, because you have had bad experiences…it's not hard find a job,U jus have to stop being lazy and actually LOOK, not EVERY single cop is a crook..take a chill pill and relaxxx or you could just MOVE and get the hell outta here!! R.I.P to J.Hud's mom and bro :(



  61. 261

    Re: Miss Lo – I'm sure her family chose to live there, it is not up to Jennifer to "keep" them



  62. 262

    If you want to believe Perez used an "old" picture… just go ahead and keep telling yourself that. That's why it was left up for an hour and a half. Like he didn't see it the moment after it was posted? Like he didnt see any of the hundred+ comments the first few minutes?
    Perez is a worthless fat asshole - bottom line.



  63. 263

    Not to mention… how hard would it have been for Perez to actually post "sorry I used that picture"?
    Fucking ignorant asses.



  64. 264

    Re: kitten poo
    Post 241
    Where in the City did you grow up in?! No you are the one talking Bullshit, because the CITY itself is NOT where the violence is. Most of the violence is on the South and West Sides of Chicago. As a matter of fact, Daley calls the West side his "dog pound". Chicago's is a hot tourist spot during the summer. As a matter of fact, the projector McCain complains about that is 3mil is for the Adler Planetarium which is just as popular as Navy Pier. At this point I think you are talking out your ass period. The heavily violent parts of Chicago begin AFTER Hyde Park's boundaries. Oprah lives right there to the Water Tower and Michigan Ave so please spare me. The Golden Mile is Chicago's "Rodeo Drive" so don't talk if you don't know and I don't believe you are from around here.



  65. 265

    Re: tom951 – hardly the time to comment on her acting



  66. 266

    Re: pretty_licious – simmer down sweetie….he was just reporting some facts………..like you said, they are true.
    let everyone be part of a solution and not the problem!



  67. 267

    Terrible news. RIP; thinking of her and her family. The yin/yang of life…she had record/movie success, just got engaged — all happiness should've been hers and now, look what happened:(((((((



  68. 268

    Re: puppies are soft!
    I am just as retarded as U for responding, but what Devil Bitch had U? If someone would have made a comment about me like that after my momma died-I would be in jail facing the Death Penalty.
    I would NEVER wish anybody any ill will-but you-not only should Ur mom die but ALL the females in Ur life. The cipher of life is real and U have just guaranteed that U and Ur family have a special spot in hell.



  69. 269

    oh my goodness!!!!! how awful!!!!!! that is just terrible beyond words!! =(



  70. 270

    Re: britchik
    don't mean to burst your bubble, but being from the chicago 'burbs is not being a TRUE chicagoan. it bothers me when someone who grew up in st. charles or geneva (or worse, rockford) says they are a chicagoan. you are from the chicagoland area. not chicago. big diff.
    but that is not even important. what is important is the sad events occurring in the life of ms. hudson. may the young boy be found quickly and safely. thoughts are with them.



  71. 271

    Wow, I can't imagine how she is feeling right now! :( She seems like such a nice person and I'm so sorry this has happened to her. I pray that she finds comfort during this difficult time. :( :(



  72. 272

    Awful news - Jennifer and her family are in our prayers.



  73. 273

    PEOPLE Don't forget to givew out white chocolate at Halloween , Nigra kids like to have messy faces too,
    Oh this is tragic,… my thoughs and prayers are with you…



  74. 274

    This is horrible!



  75. 275

    Damn. Prayers…and I am not the praying sort.

    They say it was her little nephew's father who did it. I hope they catch him soon, and that the little boy is safe.

    Just…shit, man. Prayers.

  76. MMII says – reply to this


    276

    Whoa! So Sad…



  77. 277

    i'm sorry that anyone would have to go through something like this :(



  78. 278

    Re: tom951 – who cares?! Ass.



  79. 279

    THIS IS SO TRAGIC…POOR JENNIFER HUDSON..MAY HER MOTHER & BROTHER REST IN PEACE….WHO DUN IT ???!!



  80. 280

    Re: kitten poo
    pOST 241
    AND as for your RANT on who I am and What I believe, PLEASE!
    I've been on here SUPPORTING Barack's gun control policies!
    First: Registration and 30 day background check
    Second: Child safety locks
    third: Banning f ALL assault weapons and semi atumatics. Hunting does NOT require a freakin Uzi
    Lastly, I have No kids and even if I did, You can't ALWAYS blame parents for children's misdeeds. There are parents out there that teach their kids right from wrong and their kid still turn out to be bad seeds. Kids know right from wrong, at what point are YOU going to hold them NOT their parents responsable for their poor choices. You are officially boring me, just lashing out with no ryhme nor reason, typing out your ass. Native Chicagoan my ass! You would know it's only "whites" that can even afford to live within city boundaries starting from Lincoln Park straight to the Gold Coast.



  81. 281

    Re: Shit With Broken Bits of Glass – yeah your rite…i didn't wanna stoop that low…im sorry ♥



  82. 282

    :(
    thoughts and prayers, Jen!
    i love you!



  83. 283

    Re: Shit With Broken Bits of Glass – yeah ur rite, i shouldn't have stooped that low…SORRY!!



  84. 284

    is anyone else confused by this post? It say 2 BODIES, but also that its her brother and mother. Then it says something about a 52 year old Darnell Hudson?! I am guessing her bro isnt 52? Wtf? At any rate, this is awful Oh and I read somewhere else that they arent commenting on whether or not her mom was one of the dead.

  85. k-lee says – reply to this


    285

    Re: gangreenuts

    what an idiotic thing to say. you must be proud of yourself.



  86. 286

    RIP…

    wow…this goes beyond not liking her or anything else…this is way horrible..

    what a sad sad event…i hope they clarify the whole motive and find the missing boy(s)……

  87. fiera says – reply to this


    287

    OMFG!!!!!I am praying for her to have strength right now!!!



  88. 288

    OMG! that's awful!
    may they R.I.P



  89. 289

    Oh god that poor family. I hope they find that little boy.



  90. 290

    I hope she is alright………..my thoughts to the family…



  91. 291

    This is horrific. Jesus Christ, I have to call my mom :( :(



  92. 292

    Thank you for changing the pictures!



  93. 293

    This is so tragic, my prayers are with Jennifer Hudson. I hope she knows that all her fans are supporting her through this difficult time!



  94. 294

    I can not imagine losing my Mom and sibling in this way…this is so tragic.
    I wonder what kind of "domestic" trouble could have led to this.



  95. 295

    The child missing in jennifers newphew, jennifers sister the mother of the missing chlid) is also missing. It is believed the kidnapper and murderer is the father of the missing child - jennifers sisters ex……………..



  96. 296

    I feel so badly for her! My prayers will be with her and her family, and I hope they find that poor little boy.



  97. 297

    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!!!



  98. 298

    Im glad you took the doodles off her-NOT cool man. Ain't a DAMN thing funny.



  99. 299

    Oh God, this have to be the worse that can happened to anyone. My heart is broken.



  100. 300

    thats horrible, my thoughts and prayers are with you jennifer!!!!

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