Naomi Judd, Country Music Icon, Dies by Suicide at 76
Naomi Judd, the Grammy-winning country music singer, and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, died by suicide on April 30, 2022. She was 76 years old.
Judd’s death was confirmed by her daughters in a statement on social media. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” they wrote. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public.”
Judd had been open about her struggles with mental health, including depression and anxiety. In 2016, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She also spoke out about the stigma surrounding mental illness and encouraged others to seek help.
The tweet below shows the pic of suicide note:
Warning: Disturbing content. Police reveal photo of suicide note left by Naomi Judd. On a Post-it note she had written, “Do not let Wy (Wynonna) come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill.” pic.twitter.com/iASG11XdLP
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) January 19, 2023
Judd’s death has sparked a national conversation about mental health. Many celebrities and fans have paid tribute to her, including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Carrie Underwood.
Judd was a pioneer in country music. She and her daughter Wynonna formed the duo The Judds in 1983, and they went on to win five Grammy Awards and record 20 No. 1 hits. The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
Judd’s death is a heartbreaking loss for the country music community and for her fans around the world. She will be remembered for her incredible talent, her powerful voice, and her commitment to raising awareness about mental health.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out for help. There are many resources available, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Naomi Judd was a pioneer in country music. She and her daughter Wynonna formed the duo The Judds in 1983, and they went on to win five Grammy Awards and record 20 No. 1 hits. The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
Judd was also a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. She was open about her own struggles with depression and anxiety, and she encouraged others to seek help. Judd’s death has sparked a national conversation about mental health, and her legacy will live on in the work of those who are working to raise awareness and provide support to those who are struggling.
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How to Get Help
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out for help. There are many resources available, including:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- The Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
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