Fellow country musicians are mourning the death of Grammy Award-winning singer Naomi Judd, whose daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd confirmed her death Saturday. She was 76.
Judd was the mother portion of the mother-daughter music duo The Judds, Wynonna being the other half as the two scored 14 No. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades, rising to the top of country music before calling it quits in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis.
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered,” Ashley Judd wrote on Twitter. “We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
Many other stars took to Twitter to share their fond memories of Naomi Judd and to mourn the loss of a country music legend who was preparing to be inducted into the Country Hall of Fame on Sunday.