Terrible news: Hudson Madsen (†26), the son of actor Michael Madsen, was found dead in his apartment in Hawaii. Police confirmed the sad news to The Sun newspaper. 

Hudson Madsen: His family is in deep mourning

The Madsen family released an emotional statement via The Blast magazine. It reads: "We are heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and pain at the loss of Hudson.

"His memory and light will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time. Thank you."

Hudson Madsen's father Michael is a successful actor

Hudson was the son of Michael Madsen, who is best known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films such as Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill.

Tarantino is said to have been Hudson's godfather. Hudson's mother DeAnna Madsen also worked in show business.

She was a star in The Price of Air. DeAnna and Michael were married in 1996 and have two more sons together.

Hudson Madsen lived on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with his wife Carlie. He previously served in the US military and had been stationed in Afghanistan, among other places.

Madsen is reported to have died by suicide.

May he rest in peace.