Naomi, half of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds, passed away on April 30th after a long battle with severe depression and anxiety.
Her death occurred just one day before The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She had reached the age of 76.
Ashley and Wynonna Judd, Naomi’s daughters, released an emotional statement on Saturday announcing their mother’s death.
Naomi was born in Ashland, Kentucky, on the 11th of January 1946. In the early 1980s, she and Wynonna started performing as a duo.
The Judds have 14 No. 1 singles and five Grammy awards.
Larry Strickland, Naomi’s 32-year-old husband, released the following statement: “During this difficult time, Naomi Judd’s family requests privacy. At this time, there will be no further information released.”
Naomi was a long-time supporter of mental health, and in 2018 she sent an open letter for Mental Health Awareness Week.
In her 2016 memoir, River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope, the country singer said she had been diagnosed with suicidal depression.
Naomi Judd’s Funeral Service: Photos and Videos
Naomi Judd’s funeral will not be open to the public, according to her family.