Jennifer Hudson
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As if losing a loved one isn't hard enough, these renowned singers and actors have to deal with the shocking and horrifying manner of their parents' deaths.

AceShowbiz - Jennifer Hudson suffered a tremendous pain as she lost not only one, but three family members at a time. Her mother Darnell Donnerson, brother Jason and nephew Julian King were killed by her brother-in-law William Balfour in 2008. William, who was the estranged husband of J-Hud's sister Julia, was later convicted on all seven counts against him and sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole.

In 2014, the "American Idol" alum admitted the tragedy was "the lowest of lows," but she was able to pull through, thanks to her son. She also attributed her faith in God in helping her cope with the insufferable losses. "It (faith) was the ultimate help to me. We always said: 'If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it,' " she said in an interview with The Observer Magazine. "There would be no point in faith if it wasn't tested."

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