The Judds' Naomi Judd dies at 76, daughters citing 'disease of mental illness'

'We are shattered'
Naomi Judd
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Naomi Judd has died at the age of 76.

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The Judd sisters Ashely and Wynonna released the following statement on social media.

“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 and daughter, Wynonna Judd recently appeared on the CMT Music Awards for their first performance together in 20 years. The pair sang their song, "Love Can Build a Bridge.”

The duo was also readying to embark on a final tour beginning in the Fall. No information yet for fans who already purchased tickets.

The duo who earned 14 #1 songs across their nearly three-decade career and six studio albums were also scheduled to be formally inducted into Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 1.

Upon the news of Naomi's passing, Country artists and fans took to social media to tribute the star and pay their respects.

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