Country Musician Naomi Judd has died at the age of 76.
Her daughters, actress Ashley Judd and country singer Wynonna Judd announced her passing in a heartbreaking post on social media.
“Today, we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” they said in a statement. “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.”
She and Wynona, known just as the Judds, owned a corner of country music in the 80s and carved a special path for women. The Judds were an American country music duo composed of lead vocalist Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi Judd.
Naomi had a life-threatening battle with hepatitis in the early 90s and spent years in recovery.