The son of famed Quentin Tarantino collaborator Michael Madsen, Hudson, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Oahu, Hawaii. His death was confirmed by local Hawaiian authorities and an emotional statement from his family.

“I can confirm that Hudson Lee Madsen, 26, died by a gunshot wound to the head in a suspected suicide on the island of Oahu,” said a spokesperson for the Department of the Medical Examiner in Honolulu in a statement released Sunday.

A representative for Madsen’s family said they were “heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and pain at the loss of Hudson. His memory and light will be remembered by all who loved him. We ask for privacy and respect in these difficult times.” A close family friend shared that his family was “completely stunned” by the news of the potential suicide, hinting that Hudson may not have openly struggled with depression.

Hudson had been living with his wife, Carlie Madsen, in Wahiawa, Hawaii since 2019. According to his and Carlie’s Facebook profiles, Hudson was a U.S. Army veteran who toured Afghanistan and was deployed in Oahu. The couple was also attempting to have a child and undergoing fertility treatments. From Carlie’s posts, Hudson seemed like a loving, attentive husband who doted on her constantly.

He is survived by Carlie, brothers Christian and Max, and parents Michael and DeAnna Madsen.

If you or a loved one are considering suicide, call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also get resources at their website.

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