Celebrities touched by tragedy

Published: Mar 10 2014 12:31:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Dec 17 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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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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