‘Mom used a weapon’: Ashley Judd chokes up as she reveals her mother Naomi ‘used a firearm’ to kill herself last month after battling mental health issues aged 76
Country Music Hall of Famer Naomi Judd killed herself with a gun, her daughter has revealed.
‘She used a weapon…a firearm,’ heartbroken Ashley Judd shared in an interview with Good Morning America. ‘So that’s the piece of information we’re very uncomfortable sharing.’
Ashley, who was visiting Naomi’s Tennessee home on April 30, recalled finding her mother moments after her passing.
‘I have both grief and trauma from discovering her,’ she shared.
‘When you’re talking about mental illness, it’s important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease,’ Ashley said. ‘My mother knew that she was seen and she was heard in her anguish and she was walked home.’
‘Our mother couldn’t hang on until she was inducted into the hall of fame by her peers,’ Ashley said. ‘That is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her, because the barrier between the regard in which they held her couldn’t penetrate into her heart and the lie the disease told her was so convincing.’
The actress, sharing the details of her mother’s death before the release of her autopsy report, reiterated that Naomi was ‘entitled to her dignity and her privacy’.
Country Music Hall of Famer Naomi Judd (right) killed herself with a gun, her daughter has revealed. Naomi is picture wither her daughters Wynonna (left) and Ashley (center)
‘She used a weapon…a firearm,’ heartbroken Ashley Judd shared in an interview with Good Morning America. ‘So that’s the piece of information we’re very uncomfortable sharing’