AceShowbiz - Michael Madsen is struggling to come to terms with his son Hudson Madsen's sudden passing. Two days after news broke that his son was found dead in suspected suicide, the actor admitted he didn't see it coming.
The father of six broke his silence on the family tragedy on Wednesday, January 26 in a statement via his representative. In the statement to HollywoodLife.com, the 64-year-old first said, "I want to thank everyone for their prayers and their kind messages. Our family appreciates that."
"We are all incredibly overwhelmed with grief and sadness and shock as my son, whom I just spoke with a few days ago said he was happy," Michael revealed his last interaction with his now-late son. He added, "My last text from him was 'I love you dad.' "
During their last exchange, Michael said he "didn't see any signs of depression." Finding it "so tragic and sad" that his son's now gone, the "Kill Bill" star opened up, "I'm just trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened."
On Monday, it was reported that Hudson, who is the godson of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, was found dead with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Department of the Medical Examiner in Honolulu confirmed that Hudson died on Sunday, January 23.
"We are heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and pain at the loss of Hudson," the Madsen family said in a statement. "His memory and light will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time. Thank you."
Hudson is Michael's third son overall and his first from his marriage to DeAnna Madsen. The "Reservoir Dogs" star also shares sons Calvin, 25, and Luke, 16, with "The Price of Air" actress. Michael is also a father to son Christian, 31, and Max, 27, whom he shares with his ex-wife Jeannine Bisignano. He also has a daughter named Jessica.