Naomi Judd was an American singer and actress.
Naomi Judd was best known for forming the country music duo the Judds in 1983 with her daughter Wynonna.
In 1991, The Judds broke up soon after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C.
The Judds’ farewell concert was the most successful musical event in cable pay-per-view history.
In 1991, Judd created the Naomi Judd Education and Research Fund to raise awareness of hepatitis C, and used the strength of her experiences as spokes-model for the American Liver Foundation.
Naomi Judd had long suffered from depression.
However, a decade before her death, the depression worsened and was accompanied by anxiety, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts.
The medications prescribed, including lithium, produced emotionally painful side effects for Judd, which included; facial edema, alopecia, and tremors.
On April 30, 2022, Naomi Judd died near Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 76.
Naomi Judd’s daughters in a tweet announced that “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.”
Fans were curious as to what actually led to the death of Wynonna;
Naomi Judd’s cause of death has come to light.
According to reports, Wynonna died by suicide, after struggling with mental illness for much of her life.