I’ve been thinking about Jennifer Hudson all weekend long. It’s one thing to lose a parent. But to lose your mother and brother under such awful, awful circumstances…. just dealing with that alone would be crushing. Add to that the fact that they don’t yet know where her 7 year old nephew is just beyond. My prayers go out to the Hudson family, and most especially to Jennifer.
Reality television is so crazy. Fame must be so bizarre. Fans watched J.Hud from season 3 of Idol — who could forget that audition? And because of the fact that we rooted for her, called and voted for her, and watched her blossom from unpolished American Idol contestant to Academy Award winning starlet honored with her own day in the city of Chicago — it’s easy to feel like we personally know her.
Jennifer Hudson has worked hard to prove herself, and has become a bankable star in blockbuster movies like Sex and the City and The Secret Life of Bees. Her latest album has produced a hit song. In the midst of all of that success, has come the most unimaginable tragedy.
I wish I could just give her a hug right now.
I’m sure many of her famous friends are coming forth to offer their support. Her film co-stars including Queen Latifah and Sarah Jessica Parker, presidential candidate Barack Obama, and even New York have already offered sincere condolences.
Fans are leaving supportive comments on her YouTube channel, and on her official website, there’s a statement that now rings even sadder.
CNN and WLS just reported that the body of a child was found this morning, in the vehicle that was missing from Jennifer Hudson’s family.
My heart breaks for the Hudson family. Jennifer, your fans around the world are praying for you right now.
** edited Sunday November 2 at 11 a.m. — In the wake of the tragic deaths of Darnell Hudson Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King, Julia and Jennifer Hudson have established the Hudson-King Foundation For Families of Slain Victims in honor of their family members. The specific purpose of the Foundation is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime. This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as well as grief counseling.
Send your donations to the Hudson-King Foundation here:
c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001.