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A spokesperson for the department of the medical examiner in Honolulu confirmed the news.
“We are heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and pain at the loss of Hudson. His memory and light will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time,” the Madsen family said, in a statement to Metro.
According to Hudson Madsen’s social media, the 26-year-old was living in Wahiawa, Hawaii, with his wife Carlie. Pictures posted by Hudson indicate that he had served in the US army and was posted in Afghanistan for a period of time.
Madsen is married to actor DeAnna Madsen, with whom he shares two other children Calvin, 25 and Luke, 16. DeAnna Madsen is reportedly travelling to Hawaii after her son’s death.
DeAnna is Madsen’s third wife; before he met DeAnna, the actor was married to Jeannine Bisignano with whom he shares two children. His first marriage to Georganne LaPiere also ended in divorce after the couple got married in 1984.
As his father’s frequent collaborator and long-time friend, Quentin Tarantino is reportedly Hudson’s godfather. Madsen and Tarantino have worked together several times, including on films like Reservoir Dogs, the Kill Bill franchise, and The Hateful Eight.
Aside from Madsen’s projects with Oscar winner Tarantino, the 64-year-old has also won acclaim for his performances in Thelma and Louise and Donnie Brasco.
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