American country singer Naomi Judd shot herself dead, betrayed by her daughter and actress Ashley Judd on Thursday, two weeks after they found her mother dead at home. Photo: Jordan Strauss Singer Naomi Judd (left) and her daughter, the famous actress Ashley Judd, in an archival film. Judd, 76, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, her daughter, journalist Diane Sawyer, said on the “Good Morning America” television program. She added that she and the family did not want to disclose these private details, but knew that they would eventually come to the surface. So Ashley preferred to use her grief to highlight the need to help people with mental illness. Read more Naomi Judd of the country duo The Judds has died “My mother knew we perceived her and her suffering. When we talk about mental illness, it is very important that we distinguish between our loved one and illness. It’s very real, it’s destructive, “said the actress. In a first statement after Judd’s death on April 30, Ashley and her sister Wynonna attributed the death of their mother to a “mental illness.” The day after her death, the singer, along with her daughter Wynonna, with whom she formed the singing duo The Judds, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The celebration was marked by grief. The British daily The Guardian also quoted his daughter Ashley. He wrote that the Grammy Award winner was depressed and committed suicide with a firearm.
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