Naomi Judd

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Naomi Judd
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Naomi Judd in 2012
Born
Diana Ellen Judd

(1946-01-11)January 11, 1946
DiedApril 30, 2022(2022-04-30) (aged 76)
Spouse(s)Michael Ciminella (m. 1964–72)
Larry Strickland (m. 1989)
Children
Musical career
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1983–91
1994–2022
Labels
Websitenaomijudd.com

Naomi Judd (born Diana Ellen Judd; January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and activist.

Judd was married to Michael Ciminella from 1964 to 1972.[1] She married Larry Strickland in 1989.[2] Naomi was the mother of Christina Ciminella (aka Wynonna Judd) and Ashley. Ashley is an American movie and stage actress. Naomi and daughter Wynonna formed a successful country singing duo called The Judds. That group ended after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1990.[3] Judd was also a writer.

After her last tour, Judd had depression, anxiety, panic attacks, edema, baldness, tremors and suicidal thoughts.[4]

Judd shot herself on April 30, 2022 in Franklin, Tennessee at the age of 76.[5][6][7] She had mental health issues such as depression.[8] The day after her death, The Judds were honored into the Country Music Hall of Fame.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. McBride, Jessica (1 May 2022). "Michael Ciminella, Naomi Judd's First Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  2. Zeller, Terry (10 April 2022). "Naomi Judd's Husband: All About Larry Strickland & Her Previous Marriage". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  3. Anstett, Patricia (6 July 1998). "Naomi Judd Bounces Back From Hepatitis C Diagnosis: 'I'm Cured'". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  4. "Naomi Judd Dies at 76, Daughters Confirm in Heartbreaking Statement". Extra. April 30, 2022. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  5. Feldman, Kate (May 12, 2022). "Naomi Judd died from self-inflicted gunshot wound, daughter Ashley confirms". Daily News. Archived from the original on May 12, 2022. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  6. "Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning Duo The Judds, Dies At 76". Bloomberg.com. 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  7. Grullón Paz, Isabella (April 30, 2022). "Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning The Judds, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  8. Irvin, Jack (May 2, 2022). "Country Legend Naomi Judd Died by Suicide After Longtime Struggle with Mental Health: Sources". People. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  9. "2021 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBERS-ELECT". countrymusichalloffame.org. Retrieved May 1, 2022.