The Judds were supposed to be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in a medallion ceremony in Nashville on Saturday when news of Naomi’s death broke.
Wynonna and Ashley, her daughters, revealed her death in a statement to the Associated Press on Saturday.
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “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.”
Naomi Judd (born January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022) was an American artist, composer, and actress. Naomi Judd was also the mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd. She and her daughter Wynonna founded the Judds duo in 1983, which went on to become one of country music’s most popular performers, collecting five Grammy Awards.