Country legend Naomi Judd was found dead on Saturday, April 30th, at the age of 76. Naomi’s passing was officially verified by her daughters Ashley and Wynonna in a joint statement to the Associated Press following suspicions of her death. She also left her daughters out of her will.
It was revealed that Naomi Judd passed away due to “a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.” They told the world about the reason for her demise in order to raise awareness for mental health.
According to Page Six, Naomi Judd left Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd, out of her last will and testament. She instead appointed her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as the executor of her estate.
Naomi requested in the will that her husband have “full authority and discretion” over any property that is an asset to her estate “without the approval of any court” or permission from any beneficiary of the estate.
It was also stated in the documents that Strickland would be entitled to receive “reasonable compensation” for his services, and that he would be paid or reimbursed for all “reasonable expenses, advances and disbursements, including attorney’s and accountant’s fees, made or incurred in the administration of my estate.”
The will was prepared on Nov. 20, 2017, nearly five years before Naomi died. It was said she was of “sound mind and disposing memory” when she signed and approved the will.
RadarOnline.com claims a source told them Wynonna, 58, is “upset” that she was excluded because she formed one-half of the duo, The Judds, with Naomi and “believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success.” It is not known why they were excluded and now it is unlikely they will ever know.
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