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