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While Jennifer Hudson deals with, what has to be, the most awful week of her life, after her mother, brother and 7-year old nephew were murdered, her American Idol family is reaching out in support.
Judge Simon Cowell told UsMagazine.com, "What has happened is absolutely horrendous. My thoughts go out to Jennifer and all her family. This is absolutely horrible."
Paula Abdul, who says that she and the Oscar winner had become very close when Jennifer was a contestant on the talent competition, called the slayings a "horrific tragedy and my thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her entire family.
"The time I had to get to know Jennifer and forge a wonderful friendship with her while she was on [American] Idol was very special to me, and I personally can't imagine a greater loss for any family."
I'm pretty sure we all feel the same way about this. It just seems unimaginable.