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Video Condolences to the Hudson Family

Today, the news was the worst possible for Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, an impossibly talented and obviously lovely singer and actress, after the body of her seven-year-old nephew was found after an intense search of the Chicago area.

Julian King was murdered, along with Hudson’s mother and brother, in a horrific crime police are trying to solve now. The main suspect in the case is the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson’s sister and the mother of Julian.

Hudson used her MySpace page to encourage fans to help in the now tragically-ended search for the boy, and news stories broke all day long, fast and furious. Hudson’s mother and brother were found dead several days ago in the family’s home on the city’s South Side.

No surprise, Internet video is popping up all over, many in the form of condolences to Hudson and her sister in the form of songs and music mashups.

The first and second videos are typical, while the third is Hudson herself singing her signature song–”And I Am Telling You”–from the movie, “Dreamgirls.”

Words cannot express the pain of her family’s loss. But her singing, as you will see, expresses so very much.


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