Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has paid tribute to her late mother Darnell Donaldson on what would have been her 66th birthday.

The 35-year-old shared on Instagram on Monday an emotive quote from Donaldson, who was, along with brother Jason and seven-year-old nephew Julian King, murdered by her sister’s estranged husband William Balfour in 2008, reports people.com.

Sharing a vintage photograph of her mother, Hudson wrote: “Today would have been my late mothers 66th birthday. In her words, ‘If you think you’ve seen it all, just keep on living’.”

This comes just three months after Hudson donated school supplies to under-privileged children in honour of her late nephew Julian on what would have been his 15th birthday.

She said at the time: “I wanted my sister to look forward to her son’s birthday. My mother always told me, ‘What I love about you is no matter how negative things are, you always seem to find the positive’.”

Balfour was found guilty of killing Darnell, Jason, and Julian.

He is currently serving life in prison.

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