The sudden demise of the country music icon
The 76-year-old music icon Naomi Judd died left the world because of suicide. This happened on Saturday. This is according to various sources that have confirmed to PEOPLE magazine. She was going through a mental illness for a long time. Wynonna and her sister Ashley, expressing their grief wrote in a post on Instagram about losing their beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. Both the sisters called it a tragedy. Though they didn’t mention much about their mother’s death but claimed that they are “navigating profound grief”. The post ended by saying goodbye to a mother who was “loved by her public.”
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They continued by saying that they are navigating profound grief and know that as they loved her, she got loved by her public. We are in unknown territory. Her husband called this time heartbreaking for the family. They will not share any details at the moment. Naomi Judd’s family requested privacy during this heartbreaking time. Any information about this tragedy will not be given at this time, as per a statement from PEOPLE.
Medallion ceremony after Naomi’s death
There was a medallion ceremony scheduled the day after Naomi’s death. This took place in the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday evening in Nashville. The Hall announced on Saturday that the induction would go on in the wake of the tragedy due to the wishes of the family. Ashley was sorry for not having their mother’s presence anymore. Her eyes were filled up with tears. The actress and l sister Wynonna holding one another recited Psalm 23 together.
Wynonna said to the audience that she didn’t prepare anything tonight because she knew her mom would probably talk the most. She’ll finish this off fast as her heart is broken but she feels to be blessed. It’s a very strange situation for the family when they are broken and blessed. Despite the circumstances, she will continue singing. Wynonna, 57, and Ashley, 54, went on stage at the awards show in Nashville just a day after their mother died. This was because The Judds — Naomi and Wynonna’s mom-and-daughter music duo was to be honored with a spot on the list.
Naomi opened up about her depression
Naomi had been open about her mental health struggles. The singer said that she was going through severe depression during an interview on “Good Morning America” in 2016. Her condition forced her into seclusion. Further, she said that her condition kept on worsening after she and Wynonna stopped touring as The Judds in 2011.
Naomi stated about her mental health issues in detail in her 2016 book, “River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope”. She also confessed that went to a bridge near her farm to seriously take her own life. Meanwhile, while talking to Page Six her elder daughter Six spoke about her attempt to suicide at 18 and she still suffers from depression.
1. Why did Judd take her life?
Naomi Judd took her own life at 76 on Saturday following a longtime battle with mental illness.
2. What were the reactions of the Judd sisters to this situation?
Naomi’s daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd announced their mother’s death in an emotional statement this weekend. This was heartbreaking for both of them.
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