Thursday, June 11, 2009
Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash's mother, Ola Hudson, passed away on Friday, June 5th from lung cancer. Mrs. Hudson, a costume designer, dressed some of the biggest names in rock-n-roll including John Lennon and Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Diana Ross, the Pointer Sisters, and David Bowie whom she dated for a time. Ms. Hudson is survived by Slash, whose real name is Saul Hudson, his younger brother Ash Hudson, and her ex-husband artist Anthony Hudson. Slash said of his family in a Rolling Stone interview, "I come from a very loving and supportive family, thank God. I could be a lot worse than I am now."