Naomi Judd was found by her Hollywood actress daughter, Ashley Judd, who revealed on Thursday in an interview that her mom died from a self-inflicted firearm wound.
“She used a weapon,” she said.
“My mother used a firearm,” she added.
Ashley heartbreakingly told GMA ( Good morning America). “So that’s the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing.”
Speaking of Naomi’s struggles with her mental health, Ashley added that her mom was a brilliant conversationalist. “She was a star. She was an underrated songwriter, and she was someone who suffered from mental illness and had trouble getting off the sofa. She was very isolated in many ways because of the disease, and yet there were a lot of people who showed up for her over the years. Not just me.”
Naomi’s death was announced by her daughters Wynonna and Ashley, in a statement via The Associated Press.