Naomi Judd Biography
Who is Naomi Judd?
An autopsy revealed that country singer Naomi Judd died by suicide by being shot in the head.
A full autopsy has been carried out on the country legend just months after her family said Judd died of “mental illness”.
cause of death
Naomi Judd’s death ruled to be suicide
Naomi Judd’s death ruled as suicide Source: AP: Associated Press
Reports suggest the country legend committed suicide by being shot in the head.
An autopsy report revealed that Judd struggled with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
Judd struggled with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, according to the Nashville Medical Examiner’s Office report.
It also revealed that the country singer had several prescription medications in her system for PTSD and bipolar disorder.
In a statement, her family said: “We have always shared openly our joy as a family and her grief. Part of our story is the persecution of our matriarch by an unjust enemy.
She “was treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder, to which millions of Americans may be involved.”
Judd committed suicide on April 30, the day before the Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In May, his daughter Ashley revealed that her mother had shot herself, telling Good Morning America, “She used a gun, my mom used a gun.”
She added: “Her brain is in pain, her body is in pain, and I have an extremely difficult task to expose this in the way my mother chose to go on with her life.”
Revealing that she was the one who found her mother’s body, Ashley said: “It was a mixed day. I went to visit my mother and every day I showed up at my home in Tennessee, so I was visiting like I was at home every day. sky”. sky.
“Mom told me, ‘Will you stay with me?’ I was like, ‘Of course I will. “I went upstairs to let her know her best friend was there and I found her. I was pained and traumatized to find her.”
The battle for mental health
Judd detailed his struggles with mental health in a harrowing interview before his death.
In a 2016 interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Judd revealed the “utterly debilitating and life-threatening” depression he was battling.
Judd also chronicles his struggles in his book, “The River of Time: My Fall into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope.”
When asked why she was willing to speak openly about her fight, Judd said, “Because everything I’ve been through has been extreme.”
“Because it’s so deep, completely debilitating and life-threatening, and because I dealt with it and worked so hard for the past four years.”
Judd remembers thinking, “If I survive, I want someone to see her survive.”
The singer said her struggles stemmed from being sexually abused by her family as a child.
“I think that’s one of the reasons she wanted to write the book…because I never realized all the bad things people did to me,” she said.
She said Judd had no immediate family there to support her, so she was on her own.
“I had to realize that I had to improve myself in some way,” Judd said.
“We all have this inner child and I need, for the first time in my life, to realize that I got a raw deal, well, I’m a big girl now. Put on your big girl pants and deal with it.
“I started treatment, which I call total acceptance,” she said. “I work out every day.”
“The Black Hole of the Great Depression”
In 2017, Judd told TODAY that at one point, “I haven’t gotten out of the couch in two years.”
“I was so upset I couldn’t move. My husband, my friend and Ashley would come over and I would go upstairs and lock the bedroom door.”
Judd added that she even considered suicide.
“That’s how bad it can get,” she added.
“It’s hard to describe. You’re in this deep, dark depression hole, don’t think there’s a minute left.”
At one point, her family called 911 in the middle of the night to get the help she needed, she said.