Country icon Naomi Judd died by suicide following longtime struggle with severe depression
LOS ANGELES – CIRCA 2005: Singer Naomi Judd poses for a portrait circa 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

Naomi Judd died by suicide following a longtime struggle with mental health, according to a new report.

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The country legend took her own life on Saturday, multiple sources confirmed to People magazine.

A representative for Judd said on Monday: “There is an investigation by law enforcement and the coroner’s office.”

Wynonna and Ashley Judd announced their mother’s death at the age of 76 on Saturday with a heartbreaking statement posted to social media.

It read: “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.”

On Monday, Public Information Officer Williamson told Us Weekly in a statement: “It’s an open investigation, currently we are not releasing any reports, 911 calls or bodycam or dashcam footage. This is a death investigation which is ongoing. There is no police jurisdiction in that area, so only the sheriff’s department attended. We are awaiting information from the detectives from the criminal investigation division.”




Before her death, the Grammy Award-winning artist released a memoir that detailed her battle with mental illness.

“River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope” came out in 2016 from Hachette/Center Street.

“I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” Ashley said of her mother to the crowd while crying. The sisters then recited Psalm 23.

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