“I love you dad.” These were the last words Michael Madsen, renowned actor of the Reservoir Dogs movie, received from his son Hudson. A few days later, Hudson, a U.S. Army Sergeant stationed in Hawaii, tragically took his own life after completing his first tour. The news left Michael Madsen in shock and disbelief.

“I didn’t see any signs of depression,” Madsen shared with the LA Times. “It’s so tragic and sad. I’m still trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened.”

Hudson was the eldest son of Madsen and his wife DeAnna Madsen. He was a beloved member of the family, with brothers Kalvin, Luke, and half-brothers Christian and Max. Hudson’s godfather was none other than Quentin Tarantino, adding to the Hollywood connection in their lives.

Carlie, Michael Madsen’s wife, had recently taken to social media to share positive messages about their relationship. In one post, she mentioned their consideration of in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to their difficulty in conceiving naturally.

Carlie shared a picture of herself in a hospital gown, just a week before Hudson’s passing. She expressed her gratitude for her husband’s support throughout her surgery and recovery. The love and care they shared were evident in her words.

As the weeks went by, Carlie still grappled with the loss of Hudson. She posted a heartfelt picture of herself and Hudson with a simple caption, “I miss you so much.” The circumstances surrounding his suicide remained puzzling to everyone who knew him.

At 64 years old, Michael Madsen, devastated by his son’s suicide, struggled to comprehend the situation. “He had the usual life challenges that people face, but he wanted a family,” Madsen said. The idea that his son was contemplating his future while appearing content only added to the shock.

Madsen openly shared that his son, who had served in Afghanistan, had been dealing with mental health issues beneath the surface. Despite needing counseling, Hudson stopped seeking help due to personal struggles he kept to himself.

Suspecting mistreatment within the military, Madsen called for an investigation, concerned that officers and others may have contributed to his son’s distress. However, the results of the investigation remained classified.

A month after Hudson’s passing, Michael Madsen found himself in legal trouble. Evicted from his Malibu mansion, he was arrested for trespassing. Known for his work in Quentin Tarantino’s movies, Madsen had a criminal record, including charges of child endangerment in 2012 and DUI in 2019 after crashing his SUV.

In the midst of this tragedy, the Madsen family released a heartfelt statement expressing their grief and pain over the loss of Hudson. They shared the love and cherished memories they had of him, asking those who knew him to keep his light alive in their hearts.

On January 23, 2023, Carlie, mourning the one-year anniversary of Hudson’s passing, paid a heartfelt tribute to her late husband on Instagram. She expressed her deep pain and how much she missed him, regretting not being there for him on that fateful day.

The passing of Hudson Madsen is a heartbreaking loss. He was a hero, a son, a best friend, and a spouse. This tragedy serves as a reminder to cherish our loved ones and let them know how much they mean to us. It’s important to reach out for help if needed, and remember that the Suicide Hotline is always available for anonymous conversations in the U.S. and Canada by dialing 9-8-8.