Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barack Obama Comments on the Deaths of Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother

Even presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been moved by the tragedy that has befallen Jennifer Hudson, as her mother and brother were shot to death earlier this weekend, and her nephew is still missing. Hudson and Obama met earlier this year, when Obama specifically requested she sing the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention. Obama, like Hudson, lives in Chicago, and had the following to say:

"Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy and we want Jennifer to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We also pray for the swift and safe return of her young nephew."

Fellow American Idol finalists have also responded to the events of the past few days. Fellow Season 3 finalists Diana Degarmo and Camile Velasco have spoken out with support of Hudson.

More to come...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

randy said that paula ryan and him are all shocked. who knows about simon... well he never liked her so he probably doesnt care (?)