Washington, October 26 : Senator Barack Obama has offered his condolences to singer Jennifer Hudson who lost her mother and brother in a double murder on October 24.
The Democratic presidential candidate extended his support to the 27-year-old whose young missing nephew is yet to be found.
"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," People magazine quoted the Illinois senator, as saying in a statement.
"We also pray for the swift and safe return of her young nephew," he added.
The runner-up on 'American Idol' had sung the national anthem during the Democratic National Convention in August after a personal request from Obama's campiagne.
Talking of Hudson in a statement issued to People, he said: "She has done so much for the campaign. Everyone here was just so shocked and saddened."