Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here


ID's Bodies

10/26/2008 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer HudsonThe Cook County Medical Examiner told us Jennifer Hudson showed up to identify the bodies of her mother, Darnell, and brother Jason.

It's "standard operating procedure" for a family member to do this, but that doesn't mean it's easy.

UPDATE: William Balfour is now under the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Cops told us the IDOC have taken Balfour for breaking the terms of his parole.

The nature of the violations are unclear, but we're told that although Balfour is in the custody of the IDOC, the "homicide investigation is still active and ongoing."


No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11


Chicago has the highest murder ratings. Higher then NY AND LA. I'm for OBAMA, BUT HE NEEDS TO REALLY CLEAN THAT UP OR ELSE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF CHANGES OF HEART! Crime is everywhere, but in Chicago there is way to much of it. Take those criminals off the street, there a waste of life.

2189 days ago


First and foremost , i express my most sincere condolenses to the Hudson Family for their lost, and I pray that they find Julian safe and he is retunred. Now to business... This is not Jennifer's fualt, she wanted her mother and family to move , THEY REFUSED.. what is she supposed to do, pack their ish up and move it them as if they was kids. They wanted to live where they was living. So to say this is her fault is false and baseless. Second, calling her names and what not show what level of maturity some of you have. Please have some respect she lost her mother and her brother. Third, her sister. Now on that topic, I agree that she made some very , very bad judgment on the man she choose who is considered an suspect, and from what the news is saying is refusing to cooperate. This is a very sad sad situation, but if you are going to make a statement, please have it based on fact.

2189 days ago

Nina White    

Jennifer & Julia:
My heart and prayers goes out to you guys. I just can't imagine what you guys are going through right now. I'm truly, truly sorry that this happen to you. I have a 7 year old myself and I just can't stop crying. This is truly a tragedy, This is one pill that's truly hard to swallow, for anyone going through so much pain. Jennifer you be strong for your sister she need you the most right now. So many people are putting the blame on her and I don't like it at all, she just lost her son, brother and mother as well it's no time for blame. This can happen to anyone. You guys take care of one another. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!


2189 days ago


You know it's really sad that people are debating about where the blame lies. The reality in this case is that three people lost their lives. Jennifer Hudson lost three loved ones to violence; her MOTHER, BROTHER and NEPHEW. I can't even begain to imagine the pain that she and the rest of her family are going through. WHO she is and WHAT she does for a living and WHO she's engaged to does not negate the fact that she has to bury people that she loved dearly.

Her sister has to bury her 7 year old son. I have three sons and a daughter and I know I would be absolutely devasted to have to look at the young lifeless body of my baby.

We as mothers, daughters, sisters and neices need to be very mindful that we haven't always made wise decisions. Julia's husband was living with someone else anyway. Stop playing the blame game and start supporting and praying for the healing of this family.

And as strand as it may sound, we need to pray also for the person/persons that comitted this violent act against the family. This is God's matter not ours.......

Be Blessed

2188 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Around The Web