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Simon Cowell And Paula Abdul Send Condolences To Jennifer Hudson

October 29, 2008 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds

american-idol-jennifer-hudson-pregnantAmerican Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are sending their condolences to Jennifer Hudson after the singer’s mother, brother and nephew were all found dead. Jennifer got her singing start on the show before going on to win an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls.

“This is a horrific tragedy and my thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her entire family,” Abdul said Monday evening after news broke that police had identified the body of Hudson’s missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.

The boy was found in the back of the family’s missing SUV three days after Hudson’s mother and brother were fatally shot in the mother’s Chicago home.

“The time I had to get to know Jennifer and forge a wonderful friendship with her while she was on Idol was very special to me, and I personally can’t imagine a greater loss for any family,” Abdul also stated.

Cowell also sent a sympathy message to Hudson, and told Extra, “I was horrified when I heard the news. This is an appalling tragedy. My thoughts right now are with Jennifer, and her family.”

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Topics: American Idol, Jennifer Hudson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell |

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