Naomi Judd ‘took her own life’ a day before being inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

The 76 years old country music icon, Naomi Judd, reportedly pass away by suicide after struggling with mental disease for years.

In an announcement released on Saturday, Naomi’s daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, said that they lost their mother to the disease of mental ailment.

Numerous sources publicized the news on Monday that Naomi had killed herself but no further particulars were provided.

Naomi’s other half of 32 years, Larry Strickland, had also earlier made a declaration and said that their family appeal privacy during this upsetting time. He also said that no further info will be given at this time.

Naomi and her 57 year old daughter Wynonna, were welcomed into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Saddened Wynonna told the viewers at the Nashville ceremony that she didn’t make anything tonight because she knew that her mother would perhaps talk the most. She added that she is going to make this quick as her heart’s broken and she feel so blessed. She concluded that it is a very bizarre dynamic to be this broken and this blessed at the same time.

Naomi and Wynonna had declared earlier last month they would come together for a commemorative final tour that was set to take-off in September.

Wynonna said that though her heart is broken but she will continue to sing.

In the past, Naomi had been open about her mental conditions. She revealed her encounters with life-threatening and severe depression in 2016 on Good Morning America that left her isolated.  

While on the show, Naomi told to the presenter that admirers see her in rhinestones with sparkle in her hair and that actually is who she is. She further said that it was really ruthless when she would come home and not leave the house for three weeks and not get out of her night-clothes and not practice usual cleanliness.

Naomi continued saying that when she came off the tour, she went into this profound, dark, completely petrifying hole and she couldn’t get out and she said that she has spent two years on her sofa. The country icon additionally shared that she had deliberated taking her own life at a bridge near her farm.

Naomi wrote a book in 2016, called “River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope,” to go open with her medical diagnosis and to let people identify that mental disease is not a character defect but rather it is a malodorous illness.


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