We are very sad to learn about the passing of Naomi Judd. The country legend and Grammy Award winner passed away at 76-years-old today. The situation surrounding her passing is a very troubling one indeed.
Naomi’s daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd released a statement on April 30th, which says, “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
Naomi’s death comes as a shock. She has been quite open about her battles with depression that she has been going through since she was a child. But nobody knew the extent of her sufferings. Naomi has also confessed that her mental health problems had left her and her country duo-daughter, Wynonna alienated for a long time.
The mother-daughter duo sorted things just recently and had plans of hitting the road this year for a tour. They were also supposed to make an appearance as inductees at the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony on Sunday.
The Judds had a successful career since 1983. They have six studio albums, and more than twenty hit singles and five Grammy awards. Some famous songs are, “Love Can Build a Bridge,” “Grandpa,” “Have Mercy,” “Let me Tell You About Love,” “Give a Little Love,” and several others.
Naomi Judd appeared in series like ‘3rd Rock From the Sun,’ ‘Maybe It’s Me,’ ‘Touched By an Angel.’ She was a versatile talent who shined on any screen she took over.
We extend our deepest condolences to her family during this tough time. May her soul rest in peace.