Naomi Judd, the iconic country singer and half of the mother-daughter duo The Judds, committed herself on Saturday at the age of 76 following a long battle with mental illness, according to multiple reports.
A spokesman for the late singer has not yet responded.
Naomi’s daughters, Ashley and Wynonna Judd released an emotional statement on Saturday announcing their mother’s death.
“There is an ongoing investigation by law enforcement and the coroner’s office, and any more information will be shared by the proper authorities,” a spokeswoman for Judd said on Tuesday.
Ashley and Wynonna Judd, Judd’s daughters, revealed her death to the Associated Press over the weekend. “A catastrophe struck our family today.
Our lovely mother succumbed to the disease of mental illness “they stated “We’re completely shattered. We are grieving deeply and know that, just as we loved her, so did the rest of the world. We’re in uncharted area.”
In her 2016 book River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope, Naomi Judd, an active advocate for mental health, talked about her struggles with suicidal depression.
For Mental Health Awareness Week in 2018, she also wrote an open letter about suicide.
The Judd performed on stage for the first time in 20 years at the CMT Music Awards. They were also supposed to kick off The Final Tour, a 10-city, nearly sold-out arena tour, in September.
The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, with Wynonna and Ashley giving heartfelt tributes.