On Saturday, April 30, nation singer Naomi Judd died on the age of 76. Her daughters, singer Wynonna Judd and actress Ashley Judd, shared the information on Ashley’s Instagram account, writing, “Today we sisters skilled a tragedy. We misplaced our lovely mom to the illness of psychological sickness,” the assertion stated. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we beloved her, she was beloved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
Wynonna competed on season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars” alongside associate Tony Dovolani. Tributes from the “Dancing With the Stars” household have been pouring in on social media.
The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Family Remembers Naomi Judd
On Instagram, many “Dancing With the Stars” alumni have remembered Wynonna’s mother, Naomi.
“Devastated on the passing of Naomi! She was all the time so type to me once we had been at occasions collectively. I grew up on The Judds and their music had an enormous affect on me! Praying for the entire household,” wrote season three alum and nation singer Sara Evans.
Singer Marie Osmond, who competed on season 5, wrote, “Losing a mom is among the hardest issues you might ever undergo. Praying for you @wynonnajudd and @ashley_judd and sending all my love on the lack of @thenaomijudd, particularly with @thejuddsofficial induction into the @officialcmhof tomorrow.”
Season 27 champion and nation music radio DJ Bobby Bones wrote on Twitter, “RIP Naomi Judd. My mother taught me seemingly each certainly one of your songs. She’d sing them usually and loud. You left Country Music higher than you discovered it.”
“So unhappy on the lack of my pal and music legend @thenaomijudd. My ideas and prayers exit to her household and buddies. As a fellow Kentuckian my hats off in honor of the legacy of music she shared with the world and the doorways she opened for thus many others like me,” wrote season 4 contestant and nation singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
Season 30 contestant and nation music famous person Jimmie Allen shared a tribute in an Instagram story that merely learn, “In loving reminiscence” with a photograph of Naomi.
The Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Is Going to Continue As Planned at Judd Family’s Request
Naomi and Wynonna had been a rustic music duo that notched 14 No. 1 songs over almost 30 years, in accordance with the Associated Press. On Sunday, May 1, the had been to be inducated into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame goes to proceed with the deliberate inducation ceremony on the request of Naomi’s, the Hall of Fame stated in a press release, although there is no such thing as a phrase as as to if Wynonna will make an look so quickly after her mom’s demise.
“We are shocked and saddened to be taught of the demise of Naomi Judd, who enters the Country Music Hall of Fame tomorrow as a member of mother-daughter duo The Judds,” stated Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in a press release made on April 30. “Naomi overcame unimaginable adversity on her solution to a big place in music historical past. Her triumphant life story overshadows at this time’s tragic information. Her household has requested that we proceed with The Judds’ official Hall of Fame induction on Sunday. We will achieve this, with heavy hearts and weighted minds. Naomi and daughter Wynonna’s music will endure.”
Naomi and Wynonna simply carried out collectively for his or her first nationally-televised efficiency in over 20 years on the Country Music Television Music Awards on April 11 and had been slated to embark on a tour later this yr. But Naomi has been open about her struggles with despair, telling “Today” in 2017 that she was “immobilized” by it for 2 years.
“I did not get off my sofa for 2 years,” stated Naomi. “I used to be so depressed that I could not transfer … My husband (Larry Strickland) and my girlfriends and Ashley would come over and I’d simply go upstairs and lock the door to my bed room … You grow to be immobilized.”
She added, “We do not make sufficient of the nice neurochemicals within the mind. It’s a illness. It has nothing to do with our character … I used to be dangerously depressed.”