EntertainmentNaomi Judd Dies at 76 Grammy Winning Music Artist

Naomi Judd Dies at 76 Grammy Winning Music Artist

Naomi Judd, part of the Grammy Award-winning country music duo The Judds, has died at the age of 76.

Naomi Judd, part of the Grammy Award-winning country music duo The Judds, has died at the age of 76.

Judd’s daughters, country singer Wynonna and actress Ashley Judd, confirmed the artist’s death in a statement Saturday. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy.

We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness,” they wrote in a statement. “We are devastated. We are navigating deep pain and we know that as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.”

As a member of The Judds with her daughter Wynonna, Naomi Judd recorded and performed as one of the most successful mother-daughter acts in country music before the group went out of business in the early 1990s.

The Judds’ hits include 1984’s “Mama He’s Crazy,” which earned the group their first Grammy Award, 1985’s “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)” and 1990’s “Love Can Build a Bridge.”

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