Naomi Judd has died by suicide, her daughter Ashley shares heartbreaking details

Country singer Naomi Judd died on April 30 at the age of 75. The sudden news of his death sent shock waves around the world. Now, days after her death, her daughter Ashley Judd is sharing heartbreaking details about her mother’s death.

During her recent appearance on Good Morning America, Judd also revealed that her legendary mother, who suffered from mental illness, took her own life.

During her interview with Diane Sawyer, Asley said her mother committed suicide at her home in Tennessee. Additionally, she revealed that she was the first to find her mother’s body.

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“She used a gun…my mom used a gun,” Ashley said in the interview. “So this is the information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in a position where if we don’t say it, someone else will. »


Sharing more details about her last day, Ashley said according to Variety, “It was a mixed day, I visit my mom and dad every day when I’m home in Tennessee so I was home visiting as I am every day. Mom said to me, ‘Do you want to stay with me?’ and I said, ‘Of course I will.’… I went upstairs to let him know that his good friend was there and I found her. I have both grief and trauma discovering her.

Judd also used the platform to share mental illness awareness, “My mum knew she had been seen and heard in her anguish, and she was walked home,” she said, before adding: “When we talk about mental illness, it is very important to be clear and to make the distinction between our loved one and the illness. It’s very real, and it lies, it’s wild.

Naomi, the Grammy-winning singer of the famous duo Judds, breathed her last on April 30. Her family released a statement in which they noted that they had lost their “mother-in-law to mental illness.”


“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” actress Ashley and singer Wynonna Judd said in a joint statement shared on their Instagram accounts. “We lost our mother-in-law to mental illness. »

“We navigate deep grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by the public. »