Country legend Naomi Judd died Saturday. She was 76.
Her daughters Wynonna and Ashley made the announcement in a statement on Instagram saying, "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.”
The statement did not elaborate on the cause of death.
In a past interview, Naomi said she suffered from severe depression and anxiety that she described as "so deep and so completely debilitating and life-threatening," worsened by childhood sexual abuse. She said she'd go 3 weeks without leaving the house.
Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter, just a day after Naomi's passing.
The show went on as the everyone mourned Naomi, but they also celebrated the 4 inductees, The Judds, Ray Charles, Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake.
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and many more performed their hit songs.
Daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd tearfully accepted the induction. Ashley said, “I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today." Wynonna Judd talked about the family gathering as they said goodbye to her and she and Ashley Judd recited Psalm 23.
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