Following Ashley’s announcement, an outpouring of love from fellow musicians, celebrities and longtime listeners quickly flooded social media. Read their moving tributes below.
Carrie Underwood: “Country music has lost a true legend… sing with the angels, Naomi!!! We all send prayers for the Judd family today…”
Travis Tritt: “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 films and many musical events. My sincere condolences go out to his family.”
Maren Morris: “Rest in peace, Naomi Judd. Honored to have witnessed ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ just a few weeks ago.”
Kristen Johnson: “I’m so sad for Naomi Judd. She was so sweet, warm and fun, but what I remember best is how proud she was of her daughters, she talked about it all the time. Sweetheart breaks for his family.”
Hoda Kotb: “So saddened by this news. @kathielgifford and I cherished the moments we shared with her on our show. A one of a kind RIP.”
Andy Cohen: “I loved Naomi Judd. Among her many talents, she was so much fun, a great storyteller and a wonderful mind.”
Rosanna Arquette: “I am very sad to hear that Naomi Judd has passed away. Rest in peace. Sending love and light to Ashley and Wynonna and all who love her.”
Bobby Bones: “RIP Naomi Judd. Apparently my mom taught me every one of your songs. She sang them often and loudly. You left country music better than you found it.”
Governor Mike Huckabee: “Devastated by the death of Naomi Judd who along with her daughter @Wynonna were one of the all time great duos. One of my favorite and most memorable interviews was with Naomi. Loved her candor and his humor and so I respect his personal story of perseverance. It is irreplaceable. #sad”
K. Michelle: “Omg RIP Naomi Judd. The Judds were the first country artist I ever listened to. I knew Love can build a bridge album word for word. You were my first, you made me fall in love with the music country. To this day at my house your photo is high. Thank you for years of music.
Cole Swindell: “Naomi Judd so sad to hear this news. Thinking of all her family and friends. Tough day for country music..”
rich jeans“So sad to hear of the passing of #NaomiJudd today. I had the great honor of knowing her, and she was without a doubt one of the most iconic artists to ever make country music. Thinking of my good friend @Wynonna right now, this is a very difficult day for her and her family. #TheJudds”
Joan and the Roses: “@juddsofficial KILLED the #CMTAwards just a few weeks ago. I’m shocked. Stunned. Jaw dropped. Rest In Peace, “Mama Judd”. . I can’t even imagine. Just sending some healing and comfort. ���� #NaomiJudd”
gayle crystal“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow Kentucky, Naomi Judd. Naomi has always been so special. She has accomplished so much and will be missed and loved by us forever. My prayers go out to Naomi and to his family .”