This weekend the autopsy report of the late country singer, Naomi Judd, who was found dead on April 30 at her home near Nashville, Tennessee. Her daughter, the well-known Hollywood actress, Ashley Judd, was the one who released the news after unfortunately she found the body of her mother.
Until now, the family of the 76-year-old legend had not given more details of what happened, except for the confirmation that Judd had taken his own life due to “mental illness”. However, a few months after the discovery, more information about his death and the reasons why he would have committed suicide have emerged.
According to the document, obtained by Fox News, the 76-year-old legend’s cause of death would have been the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, said in a statement to The Associated Press that the artist was “persecuted by an unjust enemy,” referring to her psychiatric condition, since Judd was being treated for bipolar disorder and of post-traumatic stress.
In this sense, it was reported that traces of prescription drugs were found in the singer’s body to treat her mental health problems. It was also revealed that Judd also suffered from depression and had “previous suicidal thoughts” with the presence of “recent stressors” in her life.
“The toxicology reports and autopsy revealed what we expected. She was being treated for bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, something millions of Americans can relate to. We continue to be shaken by this impact. We appreciate the respectful privacy, in the mourning for her widower and daughters,” her family said in a statement.
Reports reveal that Judd was found seriously injured by her daughter, along with a gun and “a suicide note” nearby. She was immediately taken to a hospital south of Nashville, but within hours she was pronounced dead.
The Grammy winner’s death came a day before she and her daughter Wynonna, who together were members of The Judds, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Recently, mother and daughter had announced their first tour in more than 10 years, after the singers managed to position 14 of their songs at “number one” throughout their musical career, which lasted almost three decades.
Naomi had been in retirement since 1991 after she was diagnosed with hepatitis, while Wynonna embarked on her solo career.