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.