After only a few days following the death of his son Hudson, Michael Madsen has shared a statement with the Los Angeles Times. “I am in shock as my son, whom I just spoke with a few days ago, said he was happy – my last text from him was ‘I love you dad,'” the actor revealed. “I didn’t see any signs of depression. It’s so tragic and sad. I’m just trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened.”
Michael is open with his grief and explains he cannot pinpoint a significant red flag or sign that anything was wrong. “He had typical life challenges that people have with finances, but he wanted a family.” The actor continued, “He was looking towards his future, so [it’s] … mind blowing. I just can’t grasp what happened.”
Michael’s sister and fellow actor Virginia Madsen posted a picture on Instagram of a black, starry-blurred sky, and addressed her nephew’s death. “He’s left us. This is not a day for wishing me well. If you or someone you know may need help reach out – share- talk write- don’t be silent. I don’t want this to be so public but it is.” The actor bookended her words with links to suicide prevention resources.
If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline? at? 1-800-273-TALK (8255)?.