Family members and friends of Glendale resident Holman "Ace" Hudson this week were left trying to make sense of the Iraq war veteran's sudden death. Ace Hudson died in his sleep on Jan. 8 following a quiet night at home with his wife of seven months, Lindsey Mancuso Hudson. He was 30.
Results from an autopsy to determine the cause of death are pending.
"He is a larger-than-life kind of guy, and he makes friends everywhere he goes," said his sister Maura Hudson, 40. "I don't have any words to describe how wrong this is."
The third child and only son of retired Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Dirk Hudson and Sharon Hudson, Ace Hudson was raised in the San Gabriel Valley, graduating from Arcadia High School in 1998. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Army, and was among the first American troops to enter Baghdad in 2003.