Other country musicians are mourning the death of Grammy-winning singer Naomi Judd, whose daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd confirmed her death on Saturday. She was 76 years old.
Judd was the mother part of mother-daughter music duo The Judds, with Wynonna being the other half as the two scored 14 No. 1 songs during a career that spanned nearly three decades, reaching the peak of country music before you call it. 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis.
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our mother-in-law to mental illness. We are broken,” Ashley Judd wrote on Twitter. “We are navigating deep grief and knowing that, as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.”
Many other stars took to Twitter to share fond memories of Naomi Judd and to mourn the loss of a country music legend who was set to be inducted into the Country Hall of Fame on Sunday.
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“Rest in peace, Naomi Judd. Honored to have witnessed ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ just a few weeks ago.” country singer Maren Morris wrote on Twitter, referencing the performance The Judds gave at the CMT Awards on April 11.
“Country music has lost a true legend…sing along with the angels, Naomi!!! We all send prayers for the Judd family today,” Carrie Underwood wrote.
Travis Tritt wrote: “This is heartbreaking news! Naomi Judd was one of the loveliest people I have ever known. I had the honor of working with her in movies and many music events. My Deepest condolences go out to his family.”
The Academy of Country Music Recognized Naomi Judd in a tweet on Saturday writing, “The Academy is deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news this afternoon of the passing of Naomi Judd.”
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Hoda Kotb rmemorable times Naomi Judd joined her on ‘Today’: “So saddened by this news. (Kathie Lee Gifford) and cherished the moments we shared with her on our show. One of a kind.”
“Naomi Judd is so sad to hear this news. Thinking of all her family and friends. Tough day for country music,” wrote country singer Cole Swindell.
“I adored Naomi Judd. Among her many talents, she was so much fun, a great storyteller and a wonderful mind,” Andy Cohen wrote.
Contribute: The Associated Press