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Wynonna Judd on Naomi's Suicide: I'm Still 'Angry'
Ruling on
Naomi Judd
Death Probe
Sees a 180
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Ruling on Naomi Judd Death Probe Sees a 180

Tenn. Supreme Court vacates ruling mandating cops release records, kicks it back to lower court

(Newser) - Update: Tennessee's Supreme Court has vacated a ruling that would have mandated that police publicly release records regarding their probe into the death of country singer Naomi Judd, who died of suicide in April at the age of 76. The AP reports that the state high court's decision...

Ashley Judd: Naomi's Suffering Shouldn't Be Public Spectacle

In 'NYT' essay, she argues that police records about her mom's death shouldn't be unsealed

(Newser) - The family of Naomi Judd wants the police records about her suicide kept sealed , and daughter Ashley Judd lays out the reasons why in a poignant New York Times essay. She writes that memories of discovering Naomi in her final moments "haunts my nights," while fears that the...

Autopsy Report Reveals Cause of Death for Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd died by suicide with a firearm, as her family had previously indicated

(Newser) - Update: In a confirmation of what Naomi Judd's family has told the public, a newly released autopsy report indicates she killed herself with a firearm, per the AP . The report, which is considered public record in Tennessee, also showed multiple prescription drugs in her system used to treat various...

Family Wants Police Reports Sealed in Death of Naomi Judd

Family tells court release of information on police investigation would be traumatic

(Newser) - The family of country singer Naomi Judd filed a court petition Friday to seal police reports and recordings made during the investigation into her death. The family filed the petition in Williamson County Chancery Court, saying that the records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate aftermath...

Naomi Judd's Will Omits Wynonna, Ashley

Singer's husband is executor, with full rights to handle assets

(Newser) - Wynonna and Ashley Judd are not explicitly named in their mother's will. Naomi Judd, who died April 30 at age 76, named her husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate. NBC News saw a copy and cites it as stating that Strickland has full authority to do what...

Ashley Judd Writes Essay About Her Mother, Everyone's

In honoring Naomi Judd, actress addresses women's issues

(Newser) - A week after her mother's death, Ashley Judd has written an essay about the struggles Naomi Judd faced during her life, noting that many of them are shared by women around the world. Her mother fought anxiety and depression before committing suicide, CNN reports. With her daughter Wynonna, Naomi...

Naomi Judd Was Open About Mental Health Struggles

Late country star battled depression for years

(Newser) - "We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," is how daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd put it in announcing the death of their mother, Naomi , at age 76. For those with only a passing acquaintance of the country star, that might have come as a...

Hall of Fame Ceremony Is Emotional After Judd's Death

Naomi Judd's daughters Wynonna and Ashley accept her induction

(Newser) - Ray Charles and the Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music, and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly . The loss of Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, but the music played on, as the genre's singers...

Naomi Judd's Family Asks That Induction Ceremony Go On

Ray Charles, a pair of innovative musicians also will be honored by Country Music Hall of Fame

(Newser) - The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, a day after the death of co-founder Naomi Judd . Her family asked that the hall go ahead with the previously planned ceremony, CNN reports. "We will do so, with heavy hearts," CEO Kyle Young...

With Wynonna, Naomi Judd Had Hall of Fame Music Career

The Judds produced a string of No. 1 country hits

(Newser) - Naomi Judd, who with her daughter formed the Judds and produced such country music hits as "Mama He's Crazy" and "Love Can Build a Bridge," died Saturday. She was 76. Her daughters Wynonna, her singing partner, and Ashley, an actress, made the announcement in a statement...

Country Music Hall of Fame to Induct an R&B Legend

Ray Charles helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era

(Newser) - R&B legend Ray Charles, who helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era, and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced its new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022,...

Naomi Judd: I Was Sexually Abused, Too

In fact, it's her 'first memory,' she says

(Newser) - Ashley Judd recently revealed in her memoir that she was sexually abused as a child—and now mother Naomi says the same thing happened to her, Radar reports. Yesterday on The View, Naomi says that she first revealed the abuse to her therapist two years ago, when he asked about...

Judds 'Angry, Hurt' at Ashley's Memoir 'Betrayal'

'How she could betray her own flesh and blood?' says insider

(Newser) - Ashley Judd's family is not happy about her recently released memoir , which discloses details of a dysfunctional upbringing. "Naomi and Wynonna have had a strained relationship with Ashley for years," an insider tells Popeater . "This is the final nail in the coffin—they are very angry and...

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