The Judd Family is Speaking Out about Matriarch's Death

United States
May 12, 2022 1:48pm CST
It seems that what many had suspected about Naomi Judd's death on April 30th is true: Naomi Judd did, indeed, take her own life. The cause of death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her daughter, Ashley Judd, shared this information with the public on "Good Morning America," as well as sharing that she was the one who discovered her mother's body. The family agreed that Ashley would be the spokesperson to share, and shed light on the importance of mental health becoming a topic that is talked about more openly. (Link to article below)
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@NJChicaa (106570)
• United States
12 May
So sad. The worst part of the whole story was that Ashley was at the house that day. Her mother asked Ashley to stay with her. She went outside to greet a guest. When she returned in the house her mother had already shot herself. I cannot imagine the guilt and trauma that Ashley is feeling right now.
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• United States
12 May
I can only imagine, at this point, what that would be like. It's such a tragic story.
@NJChicaa (106570)
• United States
13 May
@TheSojourner I can't imagine hanging myself or shooting myself in the head.
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• United States
13 May
@NJChicaa nor could i.
@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
13 May
I have read that she killed herself. I am so sorry for her daughter, it must have been such a shock.
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@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
14 May
@TheSojourner - I wonder why, she was famous, she was loved, we know so very little of the human mind.
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• United States
14 May
@LadyDuck I asked myself the same thing when Robin Williams took his life. We just don't know.
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• United States
14 May
@LadyDuck 10 years ago on the 29th of May, I nearly took my life. Just two weeks earlier, I received the news that I had 6 months to a year to live. The rest is history. It's why I don't care much for doctors anymore. At least one certain one. I'm grateful that I did not take my life that day. I was within minutes, when my phone rang.
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@sharon6345 (312307)
• United States
12 May
I hope they get the privacy we all would desire.
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• United States
12 May
I think, for the most part, that they are getting it. But I also think that because of their celebrity status, it is one of the reasons they have chosen to speak more publicly about it. Whether we like it or not, when we live in the limelight, we have a lot more influence in some ways than Joe Public. As hard as it is, I appreciate that the family is able to shed some light on this mental health issue and its result. It's certainly is not easy,
• United States
12 May
@sharon6345 I understand about the darkness. More than I wish I did. Hugs
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@SonjaRae (5564)
• United States
14 May
Oh my goodness. I had not heard about a self-inflicted gunshot. I assumed that it would’ve been an overdose.
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• United States
14 May
I thought the same thing, initially.
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@SonjaRae (5564)
• United States
14 May
@TheSojourner Tragic, just tragic
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• United States
14 May
@TheHorse (153053)
• Walnut Creek, California
1h
I haven't had the time yet to research what was going on in the senior Judd's life and what would lead her to kill herself.
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• United States
1h
Well Jim Bauer has some ideas as to what causes these things. I invite you to read through the discussion.
@LindaOHio (91367)
• United States
13 May
Yes, I read about this. This is so hard on the family.
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• United States
13 May
I agree.
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@yoalldudes (33318)
• Philippines
13 May
I saw part of the interview with Judd. I think she left a sweet letter filled with love.
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• United States
13 May
I did not see the interview. I can only imagine the difficulty and speaking about it
@JudyEv (274895)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
That's very sad. Luckily, more and more are speaking up about their mental health issues.
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• United States
13 May
I do hope that the families opening up about this will certainly give certain other people the opportunity to speak openly about it. The stigma on mental health issues is so profound that many hide the struggles
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@wolfgirl569 (53324)
• Marion, Ohio
13 May
Glad they are talking about it now. It could help a lot of people.
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• United States
13 May
I hope so.
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@kaylachan (32900)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 May
I just saw a headline about that. Tragic really. A percent saturation to a temporary problem.
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• United States
12 May
It is so tragic. I'm not sure what you meant by, "A percent saturation to a temporary problem," however.