Washington, Oct 28 : American Idol judge Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul have paid condolence to season three contestant Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, who were brutally murdered by an unidentified assailant.
Simon Cowell found the whole incident to be horrible.
"What has happened is absolutely horrendous, my thoughts go out to Jennifer and all her family. This is absolutely horrible," Us magazine quoted Cowell as saying.
"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," Paula Abdul told Entertainment Tonight.
Meanwhile, Police are questioning William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister.