Ashley Judd isn’t the only star in her family, as her mother and sister Wynonna formed a famous country music duo. Battling depression for years, Naomi Judd committed suicide at the end of April, aged 76.
On April 30, Naomi Judd was found dead in her home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. The country singer committed suicide, she who had been battling severe depression for several years. It was his daughters, actress Ashley Judd (54) and her sister Wynonna (57), who announced the sad news shortly after the tragedy.
Guest of the show “Good Morning America” Thursday, May 12, Ashley Judd opened up about the suicide of her mother: “She used a weapon. My mother used a gun. This is therefore the information that we are very uncomfortable to share,” explained the actress. The star of the films “Ruby in Paradise”, “Heat” and “Double Game” specified that it was she who had found her mother: “It was a day like any other. I visit my mom and dad every day when I’m home in Tennessee. I was at home…and mom said to me, “Will you stay with me?” And I said, “Of course.” Ashley Judd was then opened to a visitor at the door: “I went up to tell her that a friend was there and I discovered her… I am torn between mourning and trauma.
If the actress returns to this recent and painful episode, it is to raise public awareness: “When we talk about mental disorders, it is very important to be clear and to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease” , she explained. According to her, the fact that her mother could not hold out until her induction into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame, which was held the day after her death, shows how sick she was.
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Naomi Judd’s health problems began after the end of the duo she formed with her daughter Wynonna in 2011. Five years later, in “Good Morning America” already, she had openly confided in her depression and his anxiety:[Les fans] see me in rhinestones, you know, with glitter in my hair, that’s really who I am. But then I came home and didn’t leave the house for three weeks, didn’t get out of my pajamas, and didn’t have normal hygiene. It was really serious”.