Jennifer Hudson’s Mother and Brother Shot and Killed, Seven Year-Old Nephew Reportedly Missing

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Jennifer Hudson’s mother was shot and killed today. Two bodies were found this afternoon in her Chicago home:

The mother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was reportedly found dead in a South Side home. Two adults were found fatally shot at a home at 70th Street and Yale Avenue at 3 p.m. Friday, authorities said. A representative of the family’s church, Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist, confirms that 57-year-old Darnell Hudson was one of the victims. The other victim was a man, the Chicago Fire Department said.  The shooting is believed to be domestic.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has been notified of the deaths of two people from a home at the address, but additional information is unavailable.

R.I.P. Our condolences go out to Jhud and her family. It is rumored the other victim was her brother Jason. The police are reportedly looking for her seven year-old nephew pictured below. As more information comes in, we will keep you updated.

via CBS Chicago

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  • Frog-a-licious

    This has to be the saddest thing for her. My condolences are with her, having to lose her mother & brother. R.I.P.

  • WordtotheWise

    The other victim is supposedly her brother. Words cannot express my sorrow for Jen. I can’t imagine the horrible pain and heartbreak she must be experiencing.

    God bless you, Jen, and may you find peace in the midst of such tragedy.

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    This is too sad…my condolence goes out to Jennifer.

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    May they R.I.P!



    My heart goes out to Jennifer Hudson and her family…I lost my mother 6 years ago and its as if it was yesterday. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  • chitownsfinest

    This is so sad. My heart goes out to Jennifer and the Hudson family. Unfortunately the other victim along with her mother was her brother Jason. They’re also looking for a 7-year old who is missing from the home. This is just heartbreaking.

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  • kai

    Devestating, they think the 7 year-old is her nephew..

  • sweetheartntn1

    My prayers are with Jennifer and her family during this time of grief. I just saw on another website that the other person who was killed in the house was her brother. This is such a shock!

  • http://YAHOO mzprettylady

    This is horrible! You’re in my prayers baby girl, I’m sad now 😦

    They’re now reporting that her brother was killed too and they are holding her niece for ransom. This just brought tears to my eyes.

  • hmpf

    OMG That is devastating. I am so sad right now. WOW! My prayers are with her and her family. I am so speechless.

  • World Gone Wild

    This is tragic!

    My prayers and love are with Jennifer and her family!


    May God have mercy on the Hudson family…My condolences. You can never replace your mother….

  • sweetheartntn1

    This is from CNN’s website…

    Hudson’s nephew reported missing

    CHICAGO (WLS) — The mother of singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was one of two people found shot to death inside a home Friday.

    Police have confirmed Hudson’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, is one of the deceased. The home where the bodies were discovered is at 7019 S. Yale in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Property records indicate the home belongs to Donerson.

    The other victim has been identified as Jennifer Hudson’s brother Jason Hudson.

    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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  • Lush_Us_Lipps

    It is definatley a sad day here in Chicago. We are praying for the Hudson family.

    …I still don’t understand with all her fame – why was her mom still living in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago…it has the highest crime rate in the city.

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    On another site they said she was in a fatal fire, NOT shot and killed so I’m not sure. But regardless, my prayers are with her family!!

    God Bless!


    My girlfriend just called me at work and asked if I’d heard anything about this. It was on the radio down here in Charlotte. That is absolutely terrible.

    Jennifer may God bless you and bring you through one of the hardest times of your life and may he also protect you nephew. “Punk” now is the time for you to step up and be that strong “Man” that she is gonna need.

  • dayg715

    OMG, i am heartbroken. my thoughts and prayers go out to J Hud and her family.

    catch the bastard or bastards who did this and kill them. No Mercy.

  • Shavon Denise

    Just heard this on the radio. Man we just was blogging yesteray about Kanye losing his moms and how we need to cherish each day. This is sad. I hope that Jennifer pulls thru okay because I know she lost her grandmother too. People, it aint nothing like a momma so love the heck out of yours…

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  • LetItBeAMansWorld_AsLongAsICanBeAWomanInIt

    My sincere condolences. I’m so sorry for the loss. It’s extremely sad. My prayers will be with J Hud and her family. May God be with you, your loved ones, as well as the ones lost.

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