“I like you dad,” is the final textual content that Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen acquired from his son earlier than he killed himself.
The son of a Hollywood legend, Hudson Madsen, 26, was a U.S. Military Sergeant, stationed in Hawaii, who had simply completed his first tour when he shot himself within the head, his father stated.
“I’m in shock as my son, whom I simply spoke with a couple of days in the past, stated he was comfortable–my final textual content from him was ‘I like you dad,’” Madsen, the star of the Kill Bill franchise, advised the LA Times.
“I didn’t see any indicators of melancholy. It’s so tragic and unhappy. I’m simply making an attempt to make sense of the whole lot and perceive what occurred,” he continued.
Hudson–whose Godfather was Quentin Tarantino–was Madsen’s eldest son with spouse DeAnna Madsen, adopted by brothers Kalvin and Luke. Madsen has two extra sons, Christian and Max, along with his ex-wife, Jeannine Bisignano.
Based on social media posts from his spouse, Carlie, whom he married in 2019, the pair had been comfortable and going sturdy. Carlie’s social media suggests the 2 had been unable to have kids naturally so had been planning on IVF.
Just one week earlier than his demise on January 22, 2022, Carlie posted on Instagram, a photograph of her in a hospital robe, revealing she only a tumor eliminated. Within the caption, she writes: “I simply need to give a shout-out to my wonderful husband! Yesterday I had surgical procedure to take away a tumor from one in every of my breasts and he was and has been so affected person all through this complete course of.” Snapped on the Tripler Military Medical Middle, a Division of Protection facility in Hawaii, Carlie continued, “We had been on the hospital for about 7 hours yesterday and whereas I used to be in surgical procedure he went to focus on and bought me flowers, cozy pajamas, my favourite sweet and a card! He’s additionally been wonderful in serving to with my restoration and I’m simply so grateful…”
About two weeks later, she posted a candy picture of her and Hudson, solely saying, “I miss you a lot.”
The occasions that led to Hudson’s suicide puzzled everybody.
Rattled over his suicide, the then 64-year-old father stated, “He had typical life challenges that folks have with funds, however he needed a household,” Madsen stated. “He was wanting in the direction of his future, so its [sic] thoughts blowing. I simply can’t grasp what occurred.”
Madsen, the star of As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, additionally revealed that beneath the façade of happiness, his son, who had been to Afghanistan, was fighting psychological well being. The actor defined his son, who wanted remedy, stopped getting assist for points he was holding non-public. Due to the suspicion “that officers and rank and file had been shaming,” Madsen requested an investigation by the army, experiences which are nonetheless not accessible to the general public.
One month after Hudson took his life, Madsen, famed for his collaborations with Tarantino’s violent comedies, was arrested in Malibu, on the luxurious house he was lately evicted. Charged with a trespassing, Madsen was launched on bail.
The actor has a historical past with the regulation, in 2019, he was charged with a DUI after crashing his SUV, and in 2012, in accordance with TMZ, he was charged with youngster endangerment.
The actor walked into his house, and discovering his teenaged son smoking pot, the 2 bought into an argument. TMZ writes, “…Madsen had gotten right into a bodily combat along with his juvenile son–and when cops arrived, they noticed a number of indicators of harm on his son. We’re advised Madsen additionally gave the impression to be inebriated on the time of his arrest.” The son’s identify was not launched, and Madsen was.
After the demise of Hudson, the household launched a statement saying, “We’re heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and ache on the lack of Hudson. His reminiscence and light-weight can be remembered by all who knew and cherished him.”
On January 23, 2023, providing a heartfelt tribute to her husband, whom she lovingly calls “Lump,” Carlie writes on her Instagram, “…I don’t even know the way it’s been a yr with out you. It nonetheless hurts simply as a lot because it did that day. You’re the very first thing I take into consideration on a regular basis once I get up and the very last thing I take into consideration earlier than I go to sleep at night time. I can’t even describe how a lot I’m hurting and the way a lot I miss you.” She continued, “I simply want you’d have talked to me and advised me what was occurring that day. I’m so sorry you thought this was the one technique to make issues higher. I’m so sorry I couldn’t do extra and I didn’t see the indicators. I’m sorry I allow you to down. Simply know you’re at all times with me and at all times on my thoughts. I miss you a lot and I like you extra Lump.”
Hudson Madsen’s demise is such a heartbreaking finish to a hero, son, finest pal and husband. If there’s somebody you recognize who must be reminded that you simply love them, now’s the time.
There’s at all times assist accessible and bear in mind, in the event you’d quite make an nameless name, use the Suicide Hotline and dial 9-8-8, a quantity that’s accessible throughout the U.S. and Canada.