Mourning an icon. Celebs from Hollywood to Nashville and past are grieving the dying of Namoi Judd.
Sisters Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd revealed their mom’s dying on Saturday, April 30. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” they mentioned in a joint assertion by way of Twitter. “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
The 76-year-old discovered fame in 1983 singing alongside Wynonna, now 57. The Judds dominated the nation music charts throughout their preliminary eight-year run. The “Mama He’s Crazy” singers received a number of Grammy Awards and CMA Awards. The duo disbanded in 1991, although they reunited all through the years for varied performances, together with a 2010 tour to promote their biggest hits album, I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection.
Most just lately, Wynonna and Naomi reunited for a efficiency on the 2022 CMT Music Awards on April 11, the place they had been launched by Kacey Musgraves. They carried out “Love Can Build a Bridge,” which was their first nationally televised award present efficiency in additional than 20 years.
The present was cohosted by Kelsea Ballerini, who reacted to the information of Naomi’s passing by way of her Instagram Story shortly after the information broke. The photograph confirmed she was listening to “Love Can Build a Bridge” on her cellphone. She captioned the slide with a damaged coronary heart emoji.
Maren Morris additionally famous the hit track as she reacted to Naomi’s passing. “Rest In Peace, Naomi Judd. Honored to have witnessed ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ just a few short weeks ago,” the 32-year-old shared by way of Twitter on Saturday.
Carrie Underwood famous that her household was in her ideas, tweeting on Saturday, “Country music lost a true legend…sing with the angels, Naomi!!! We’re all sending up prayers for the Judd family today.”
Big and Rich’s John Rich additionally talked about the late singer’s family members. “So very sad to hear of #NaomiJudd passing today,” Rich, 48, wrote by way of Twitter. “I had the great honor of knowing her, and she was no doubt one of the most iconic entertainers ever to make country music. Thinking of my good friend @Wynonna right now, this is a very tough day for her and the family.”
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