Jennifer with mother Darnell Hudson Donerson

Missing nephew Julian King

Suspect William Belfour

The mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death Friday afternoon in a South Side residence.

Hudson’s mother, 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donerson, was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. at her home, 7019 S. Yale Ave. Her son, 29-year-old Jason Hudson, was also pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Cook County Medical Examiner’s office spokesman.

“This is a very sad day to get that kind of news,” said Willie Davis, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church, where he indicated Jennifer Hudson has been a member. “This is really going to be a major, major blow to such a wonderful person … But we know through our faith in God she’ll get through it.”

Davis said Hudson’s relationship with her mother was “very close.” The performer was expected to arrive in her home town of Chicago from Florida, he said.

Police issued an Amber Alert for a missing 7-year-old child, a nephew of Hudson’s, and identified a man, William Balfour, as a suspect. Published reports late Friday said he was in custody, but the boy was still missing. Continue Reading…..

Lord help us all. I just hope her nephew has been spared…

My condolances go out to Jennifer and her family at this sad time.

Rest In Peace Darnell Hudson Donerson and Jason Hudson

11 replies »

  1. This is just so tragic and utterly unnecessary. My heart and prayers go out to the lovely Ms Hudson, who must be inconsolable right now. But as Pastor Willie Davis says, we know that through her faith in God, she will get through this awful low in her life and will be sure to become stronger because of it.
    So sad…..

  2. I cannot believe this news, it’s just too trajic.
    My heart goes out to Jennifer and her family.

    There is no love like a mothers love, just too sad. RIP.

  3. Her brother in law Janice, Goodness,?.. why man, that is so sad, I couldn’t even believe what I saw when I log onto the site today… smh, LOrd Help Us!

  4. Yes he is her sister’s estranged husband. He has already served 7 years behind bars for attempted member etc. Julian King (her 7 year old son), I think is his stepson.

    They believe that some dispute over a car might have led to their murders.

  5. man you sayjing its to sad for you this my counsin its hard man real hard my aunty is dead in ym cousin jennifer is not gone be happy jennifer aka bubbles i loved my aunty now she gone

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