One icon has been lost in country music.
Naomi JuddShe was part of The Judds duo, which won the Grammy, and has now died. She was 76. Her daughters Wynonna Judd—her singing partner, and actress Ashley Judd announced her death on April 30.
Today, our sisters suffered a terrible loss. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” read the siblings’ statement, which was posted on Ashley’s social media. “We are broken. “We are going through profound grief. We know she loved us, and that her people loved her.” “We are still in uncharted territory.”
Naomi passed away one day before the Country Music Hall of Fame induction of The Judds on May 1. On April 11, the duo announced they plan to begin a final tour in September, which would’ve marked their first concert series since 2011. Also that day, The Judds performed onstage at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.