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Ashley Judd Fractured Leg in “Freak Accident” While Mourning Death of Mother Naomi Judd: “Clumsiness Is Associated With Grief”

While grieving the tragic passing of her mother, Ashley Judd suffered yet another leg fracture in what she describes as “just this freak accident.” She made the revelation Wednesday while appearing on Zoom opposite UCLA professor Dr. Jonathan Flint as part of an Open Mind lecture and conversation series put on by the Friends of […]

Tennessee High Court Reverses Naomi Judd Death Investigation Order

Tennessee’s high court on Thursday vacated a ruling that required police to publicly release their investigation of country singer Naomi Judd’s death. The state Supreme Court did not rule on whether the records can be released, but sent the case back to the lower court for another hearing. Judd’s family filed a petition in Williamson County Chancery Court […]

Ashley Judd Calls for Stricter Privacy Laws Around Police, Autopsy Reports in Wake of Mother Naomi’s Death

Ashley Judd says she is lobbying for a change to Tennessee law that allows police reports to become public after the Judd family was interrogated by authorities following mother Naomi’s death, leaving them traumatized and the actress a possible suspect in her mother’s death by suicide. In an op-ed published in The New York Times […]

Naomi Judd’s Family Asks Court to Seal Report of Death Investigation

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 the records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate aftermath of Judd’s death, and releasing such details […]

Wynonna Judd Opens Up About Mother Naomi’s Death: “I Feel So Helpless”

Wynonna Judd on Sunday opened up about the death of her mother and singing partner, Naomi Judd, who died by suicide April 30 following a long struggle with mental health issues. In a heartfelt Instagram post, she wrote about the pain of her mother’s death and her feelings of helplessness. First asking “WHAT DO I […]

Faith Hill, Brandi Carlile and More Female Country Stars to Join Wynonna Judd on Tour Following Death of Her Mother, Naomi

Country stars Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Martina McBride and Ashley McBryde will join Wynonna Judd on tour this fall after the sudden death of her mother and musical partner, Naomi Judd. The mother-daughter duo’s final tour together was scheduled to start in September. But Judd died April 30 at age […]

Naomi Judd Celebrated as “Legend Who Left Country Music Better Than She Found It” in Memorial Service

Naomi Judd was celebrated with words and soaring music at a public memorial service Sunday that ended with her daughter Wynonna announcing that a tour planned for later this year would go on. “Tonight is a celebration, and at the same time I can’t put into words how devastated I am,” Wynonna Judd said. “I […]

Ashley Judd Shares Details Around Mom Naomi’s Cause of Death

An emotional Ashley Judd opened up about her mother Naomi’s cause of death and struggle with mental illness in an interview with Diane Sawyer that aired on Thursday’s Good Morning America. The country music legend died April 30. The actress explained that she had been “deputized” by her family to speak about what happened and […]

Ashley Judd Honors Her Mother Naomi Judd in Touching Post: “Be Free, My Beautiful Mother”

Ashley Judd is remembering her mother and thanking the public for its “outpouring” of support in the wake of Naomi Judd’s death. The actress, who announced her mother’s death on Saturday along with sister Wynonna, posted an online video and photo memorial to the Judd matriarch on Instagram Tuesday. Noami passed away at the age […]

Brandi Carlile Sings “Love Can Build a Bridge” in Tribute to Naomi Judd

Brandi Carlile paid tribute to Naomi Judd, and sent a message of love to the late singer’s family, with a touching cover of The Judds‘ “Love Can Build a Bridge.” Naomi Judd died Saturday at 76. Her daughters first announced her death with a statement that said they had “lost our beautiful mother to the […]

The Judds Join Country Music Hall of Fame in Emotional Ceremony a Day After Naomi Judd’s Death

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 Naomi Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, but the music played on, as the genre’s singers and musicians mourned Naomi Judd […]