Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning the Judds, Dies at 76
Modern pop aesthetics, died on Saturday outside Nashville. She was 76.
Ashley Judd, the actress, confirmed her mother’s death on Twitter. She did not specify where she died or the cause
Ashley said, “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.”
Naomi Judd was born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946, in Ashland, Ky. and gave birth to Wynonna the week of her high school graduation
She moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s, the
New York Times
reported in a 1984 profile at the beginning of The Judds' rise
she worked as a model and a secretary before moving Wynonna and her other daughter, Ashley, back to Kentucky
It was then she and Wynonna began singing together casually.
The Judds performed together publicly for the first time in years at the CMT Music Awards early last month, singing "Love Can Build a Bridge."
Judd's death also came soon after the announcement of The Judds' 10-date "Final Tour," which was scheduled to begin in September.