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Celebrities touched by tragedy

POSTED: 12:31 AM Mar 10 2014   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Mar 13 2014

While celebrities may often seem to have the perfect lives, no amount of fame or fortune can shelter stars from tragedy. Here are some celebrities who have overcome personal tragedies in their lives.

celeb tragedy - Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were murdered Oct. 24, 2008, by her sister Julia's estranged husband, William Balfour. Balfour was sentenced to life in prison for the murders in July 2012.

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