Country music legend Naomi Judd has died. She was 76.
Her daughters, Wynonna Judd (whom Naomi shared the musical stage with as “The Judds” for decades) and actress Ashley Judd, released a statement on Saturday:
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.
This is just terrible, terrible news.
Here’s sending Wynonna, Ashley and their families positive energy from the universe during this sad time. What a great loss for all of us. Naomi Judd was one of the greats in country music.