According to Metro, Hudson Lee, the 26-year-old son of Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in Hawaii, where he was stationed with his wife Carlie at Schofield Barracks in Oahu. Lee was an Afghanistan veteran who had recently been promoted in the Army. Madsen has since paid tribute to his son.
1. Madsen Says He And His Family Are "Overwhelmed With Grief"
The loss of a child is an unbearable experience for any parent, and the tragedy of losing them to suicide is especially devastating.
"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, " the family shared in a statement.
2. The Family Is Requesting Privacy In The Wake Of This Tragedy
Although it is natural for the public to be interested in the news, Madsen and his family have requested privacy to grieve and cope with their loss together. The statement concludes with a request for respect during this difficult time.
3. There Are Very Few Details Of What Happened
Although Hudson Lee and his wife Carlie appeared to be leading a happy life in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Lee's tragic death indicates that there may have been underlying issues. According to a spokesperson from the department of the medical examiner in Honolulu, Lee's death was suspected to be a suicide, but no further information was released regarding the time or location of the incident.
It is hoped that Madsen and his family will be able to find solace and support in each other during this challenging period. Rest in peace, Hudson.