Rosie O’Donnell updated fans on her official web site’s blog on Monday (October 27), expressing sadness for Jennifer Hudson and the Oscar winner’s family following the shooting deaths of her mother, brother and nephew. Rosie writes:
The family tragedy of Jennifer Hudson – no words will do – a grief 2 hard 2 comprehend. Guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination – injuring and killing women every day in the United States. A gun is the weapon most commonly used in domestic homicides. In fact, more than three times as many women are murdered by guns used by their husbands or intimate acquaintances than are killed by strangers’ guns, knives or other weapons combined. Contrary to many public perceptions, many women who are murdered are killed not by strangers but by men they know.