Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Hudson's mother

Actress Jennifer Hudson poses for a photo with her mother, Darnell Donnerson, during the Governor's Ball following the 79th Annual Academy Awards presentations at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 25, 2007. Hudson won Best Actress in a Supporting rolefor her role in "Dream Girls." Her mother was allegedly killed by William Balfour in October 2008. Gerard Burkhart, AFP/Getty Images
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