Naomi Judd’s Cause of Death
The exact cause of Naomi Judd‘s death was revealed, as her daughter Ashley Judd told Good Morning America that her mother had died of gunshot wounds.
Ashley Judd appeared on Good Morning America to talk with Diane Sawyer about her mother’s death and how the Judd family was coping in the weeks that followed.
She said her family wanted to control the flow of information about the death before the autopsy was released.
Ashley told GMA on Thursday:
“I used a weapon…a firearm.”
“This is a piece of information that we feel very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in a situation, and that if we don’t say it, someone else will.”
Ashley said she was the one who discovered her mother’s body, adding, “I am heartbroken and shocked by her discovery.”
In a joint statement announcing Naomi’s death on April 30, Ashley and her sister Winona Judd said, “We have lost our beautiful mother to mental illness.”
“It broke us. We are dealing with a deep heartbreak and know that since we loved her, her fans loved her.” “We are in uncharted territory.”
In a statement released by Ashley Judd and her sister Winona immediately after their mother’s death, the two attributed her death to “mental illness.”