The cause of Naomi Judd’s death has come to light. According to PEOPLE, the Grammy-winning country singer, who was best known as one half of the mother-daughter duo the Judds, died by suicide on Saturday at the age of 76, after a long battle with mental illness. The revelation was allegedly confirmed by multiple sources.
According to multiple sources, the “Grandpa” hitmaker committed suicide, reported People magazine, which published an article on Monday.
Judd’s famous daughters, actress Ashley Judd and country singer Wynonna Judd, announced on Saturday that their mother had passed away from “mental illness.”
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” both sisters wrote on their social media profiles in a combined message. “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.”
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.
— Wynonna (@Wynonna) April 30, 2022
The late country star and Wynonna, who formed The Judds, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. One day after their mother’s death, both daughters attended the ceremony and spoke movingly about her.
Wynonna explained, “I didn’t prepare anything tonight because I knew mum would probably talk the most.” “I’m going to make this fast because my heart is broken and I’m so blessed. It’s a strange dynamic to be this broken and blessed at the same time.”
The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music, and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly at age 76.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 2, 2022
Ashley cried as she said, “I’m sorry she couldn’t hang on until today.” “While this is so much about the Judds as a duo, I want to take a moment to recognize my sister, a GOAT.”
Naomi addressed mental health issues in an open letter for Mental Health Awareness Week in 2018, according to the outlet.