Naomi Judd died in April, one day before she was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside her daughter, Wynonna. Shortly after her death, Judd’s youngest daughter, Ashley, revealed that her mom had taken her own life.
“Mom said to me, ‘Will you stay with me?’ And I said, ‘Of course I will,’” Ashley Judd told Diane Sawyer. A little while later, Ashley went outside to welcome a friend who had come to visit. “I went upstairs to let her know that the friend was there and I discovered her.”
“Mother used a firearm,” Judd said. “That’s the piece of information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we’re in a position that…if we don’t say it, someone else is going to.”