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'American Idol' Judges Reach Out to Jennifer Hudson

October 28, 2008 03:15:46 GMT

Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Simon Cowell offer their support and prayer for Jennifer Hudson, claiming the triple homicide happened to her family as "horrific tragedy."


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Feeling a deep sympathy for Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and young nephew have been killed, "American Idol" judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson offer their prayer and support for her. Meanwhile, it has been reported that around 100 people have gathered for a candlelight vigil outside the Englewood neighborhood family home of Hudson's family Monday, October 27 to grief the tragedy happened to her family.

Paula, who has personally reached out to Hudson soon following the incident, said, "This is a horrific tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her entire family." She added, "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."

Offering his support for Hudson in the wake of the triple homicide, Randy stated, "My heart and soul goes out to her and the rest of her family. Such a huge tragedy - I can't even believe that it's possible. Paula Abdul and I were just talking about it yesterday and it's just so sad." Furthermore, he claimed to have tried to contact Hudson since news broke Friday, October 24 that her mother and brother were shot to death. "I left a couple of messages for her and I'm just trying to give to her whatever I can," Randy continued saying. "My God. The world is an ugly place right now."

As for his part, Cowell commented, "What has happened is absolutely horrendous. My thoughts go out to Jennifer and all her family. This is absolutely horrible."

Amidst outpouring prayer and support, friends, fans and neighbors have all gathered outside Hudson's Chicago home to support the family with song and prayer. There are photos of the victims, stuffed animals, balloons and posters placed outside the house for people to sign. According to reports, no one planned the vigil ahead of time; all the neighbors said they gathered in common grief.

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posted by kay on Nov 03, 2008
i know its hard to belive that u will survive but as long as u keep god first u will . i lost my parents at a young age and i thought i could not go on, but actually i didnt im just exsisting im asking u to live..
posted by shakeibra on Nov 02, 2008
my prayers are with u. we luv u.
posted by TampaFagan on Nov 01, 2008
Earth has No Sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal.My prayers go out to you my dear Sister Jennifer and your family.Look to the hills which cometh your help ,your help comes from THE LORD!! He will see you through.
posted by jackl3w@aol.com on Nov 01, 2008
Dear Jennifer, What can anyone say to ease your pain? Nothing. Please know that we in Detroit, Mich just pray that you will be strong and know that time heals pain. I know you can't see it now but it will happen. May The Lord bless you and make you a much stronger and determined person. I have always admired you. Keep on going. I wish You and your future husband continued health, love, prosperity, and wealth. Also remember: I'am as the Lord says I am and I can do What the Bible says I can do. May love and prosperity be yours. One of your favorite fans.
posted by sylviagr3 on Oct 31, 2008
Jennifer, I am so sorry for this tragic time in your life. But know that your mother is ever so proud of the young lady that you have become. Most of all know that GOD has YOUR back. It won't be easy I'm sure there are unanswered questions. But with the support of Family, Fans and Friends embracing you, I pray that you will feel the comfort that you so heavenly are in need of. God Bless You and Your Family...Our Church here in Camden, NJ have you in Prayer...Antioch Bapt. Church. Under the leadership of Pastor John O. Parker Jr. WE LOVE YOU
posted by lisha0212 on Oct 30, 2008
iam so sorry on what happen iam ging to prey all night for you and all day paryers gose to you from me 2 you
posted by NeedulzNPinzz on Oct 28, 2008
You started with God, you will end with God. In the deepest and darkest of hours, God WILL carry you. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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