At 76, the country legend passed away after a battle with mental illness, his daughters Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd, announced that their mother, Naomi Judd committed suicide at the age of 76, on April 30.
The announcement was accompanied by an emotional statement “Today the sisters have experienced a tragedy. We have lost our beautiful mother to mental illness. We are devastated.”
They added “We are navigating deep pain and we know that just as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.”
Naomi Judd has committed suicide at the age of 76.
Why did Naomi Judd commit suicide at the age of 76? The country music singer had been open about her mental health struggles, in an interview on “Good Morning America” in 2016.
Judd said he had been dealing with “extreme depression” and “severe” which forced her into seclusion. Years later her condition worsened after she and Wynonna stopped touring as The Judds in 2011.
For her part, after confirming that Naomi Judd committed suicide at the age of 76, her husband Larry Strickland added in a statement of his own: “The family of Naomi Judd asks for privacy during this heartbreaking moment. No additional information will be given at this time. “.
The Judds join the Hall of Fame
A day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly, Naomi’s daughters broke down in tears as their late mother was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Wynonna, 57, and Ashley, 54appeared on stage at the awards show in Nashville just a day after their mother’s death because The Judds, mother-son duo Wynonna, had been honored with a spot on the list.
“My mother loved them very much,” “and I’m sorry she couldn’t hold out until today.” “His esteem and consideration for her really penetrated his heart and it was his affection for her that kept her going in recent years,” Ashley said after entering The Judds into the hall of fame, after Naomi Judd He committed suicide at the age of 76.
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