Naomi Judd death was caused by self-harm with firearms, Ashley’s daughter reveals in a new interview
Naomi Judd, the country music icon who died on April 30 at the age of 75, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, her daughter Ashley Judd said Thursday morning.
Ashley Judd appeared on Good Morning America and talked about the deaths of Diane Sawyer and her mother and how the Judd family dealt with them in the weeks that followed. Ashley said her family was forced to discuss her mother’s death to raise awareness of the disease and light the way for fans in need of her. “My mother knew she was seen and heard in suffering, so she went home,” she added.
Ashley also said that despite her mother’s imminent accompaniment to Hall of Fame country music, they were unable to continue despite her illness. “Our mother couldn’t stand it until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers,” she said. In a statement from Ashley Judd and her sister Winona shortly after her mother’s death, the two attributed her death to “mental illness”. The day after Naomi Judd’s death, the Judds, a musical duo consisting of Wynonna Judd and her mother, were presented at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in a weeping ceremony.
“We have lost a daughter and a mother,” Judds said at the time. “We have lost our dearest friend and greatest confidant, and our lives are forever altered by her absence from us. We have lost our guiding light and our best friend. We will miss her every single day and forever.
” Judds’ mother was inducted into the Hall of Fame on the same day that she died. Wynonna Judd revealed on a press tour to promote her album “The Other Side of Me” that she believes Naomi Judd was a victim of bullying.
She told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that because of what happened to her mother, the country singer was bullied throughout her life, although she believes that Judd’s mother was bullied during her life as well. She said that Judd’s mom was the first one in her family to be married. At the same time, the other Judds thought that she was “the only one” in the family.
The actress said that Judd’s mother “felt that they were not supportive, they were just there to watch her perform and get on with her life, and that’s what they did”. Wynonna Judd also expressed that after the death of her mother, she became ill.
“I was in a funk for a few years,” she told AP. She said that her mother’s death at the age of 49 sent a “huge shock to the system” and “to her spirit”. The actress said that they were told to “keep their distance” from Judd’s mother. She also expressed that Judd’s mother, a lesbian, came out to them after the death. The actress said that before this time, she did not know that her mother was a lesbian.
Wynonna Judd expressed that her mother was in denial about her sexuality and “couldn’t face it”, telling the Associated Press in a telephone interview that the family was told to “keep quiet”.