Jennifer Hudson Breaks Down in Tears at Street-Naming Ceremony for Her Late Nephew
By Raphael Chestang
Jennifer Hudson had an emotional day on Friday when she attended the unveiling of a Chicago street sign named in honor of her slain nephew, Julian King.
"Julian was beautiful and how you know that is when you can see how someone can still impact your life in their absence," Hudson said through tears. "Julian was only seven years old, but in those seven years he lived a life and he left an imprint on all of us."
Julian's mother, Julia Hudson, also spoke at the dedication ceremony.
"Words cannot express what this means," she said. "It's wonderful. His legacy will live on forever."
Julian was murdered in October 2008 along with Jennifer's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson. The assailant, Julia's ex-husband William Balfour, is currently serving three consecutive life sentences.