Country Music Legend Naomi Judd Has Died, She Was 76

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Naomi Judd, the legendary country music superstar who with daughter Wynonna Judd formed dynamic duo The Judds, who are one of the most successful acts in country music history, has died. She was 76.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory”, Naomi’s musical partner and daughter Wynonna and daughter, actress Ashley Judd, announced in a statement.

The Judd’s announce Naomi Judd’s passing
Noami Judd with daughters, Ashley & Wynonna announced their mother’s death on Saturday.
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The Judds sung a long list of hit singles in the 1980s and 1990s, and in 1994 released a compilation album of 12 songs that topped the country charts, including Grammy-winning hits “Why Not Me,” Mama He’s Crazy” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).”

Their songs mixed idealized small-town sentiments with the raw emotion of single women struggling to manage motherhood, family and romance much of it based on their real-world experiences. Naomi was just 17 when she gave birth to her eldest daughter, Christina Ciminella, who changed her name to Wynonna Judd after Naomi and her husband divorced in 1972.

Naomi & Wynonna Judd
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Noami died the night before she was inducted into the Rock & Hall Of Fame.

Source: Page Six

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