Naomi Judd tragically passed away over the weekend. The news was shared by her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley. The family was considered country music royalty by fans, who were devastated by the horrible news.

The Judds said that Naomi Judd died due to struggles with mental illness. Naomi had been dealing openly with those issues for years. It came as a shock to the family and fans around the world when her death was announced just days before her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Ashley and Wynonna Judd still showed up for the ceremony. Nashville joined them in their grief as they gave a tearful tribute to their legendary mother. Both Ashley and Wynonna wept openly on the stage, noting that it was the fans that kept Naomi around for as long as she was.

The emotional event was a fitting tribute to one of country’s most beloved entertainers. Emotions overcame not only the Judd sisters but the audience who was there to honor Naomi. Many purchased tickets in advance expecting to see Judd accept the honor herself.

The exact circumstances surrounding the death of Naomi Judd are unclear. Decades of battling mental illness seem to have taken their toll. Now, the entire country music community will band together to honor Naomi’s life and work.

It speaks volumes about the Judd’s respect for the fans and the genre of country music that they would show up under such horrible circumstances. Naomi Judd will live forever through her work. Everybody at Thirsty is keeping the Judds in their thoughts in this difficult time.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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