News: Breaking News: Jennifer Hudson's Mother Murdered

Friday, Oct 24, 2008 6:36PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Jennifer Hudson


The mother of R&B superstar Jennifer Hudson was found dead inside a home in Chicago's South Side neighborhood.

According to the Associated Press, a shooting took place around 3 p.m. EST today (October 24) at an undisclosed home at the 70th Street area. The Hudson family's church pastor, Willie Davis, has confirmed that the singer's mother, Darnell Hudson Donnerson, was one of the victims.

While details are still coming in from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, the Chicago Fire Department has said the remaining body was a man and many believe it to be Hudson's brother.

No answer has been provided for the cause of the shooting, but reports are claiming it was a domestic dispute.

The R&B superstar was recently featured in the hit movie The Secret Lives of Bees which which made its debut in theaters last weekend. The film also stars Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah.

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