Naomi Judd, matriarch of the singing family Judd, dies at 76


Naomi Judd, who dominated the country music charts in the 1980s and early 1990s with her daughter Wynonna in the Grammy-winning singer duo The Judds, died near Nashville at the age of 76.

Wynonna Judd and her sister, actress Ashley Judd, issued a statement on Saturday saying, “We lost our mother-in-law to mental illness”, without specifying the exact date or cause of death.

The death was announced one day before Naomi and Wynonna Judd were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Naomi Judd had written and talked about her struggles with depression, which required hospitalization.

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