Country singer Naomi Judd died from a single gunshot wound to the head and left a suicide note.
Naomi Judd passed away on April 30 at the age of 76.
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” Judd’s daughters said in a statement to the Associated Press in April. “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.
It was revealed in May that Naomi Judd committed suicide.
On Friday, the autopsy revealed Naomi Judd died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
A suicide note was found near the country singer’s body.
Naomi Judd died from a gunshot wound to the head — confirmed by the singer’s autopsy — which also revealed she left a suicide note at the scene of her death.
The medical examiner’s office in Nashville released Judd’s full autopsy report Friday, shining some light on the 76-year-old’s mental health struggles. The report states Judd battled anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder … Judd was always very public about her mental health.
What’s more — the autopsy reveals she left a suicide note — which was found near her body.
Naomi took her own life back in April, and in May, her daughter, Ashley revealed her mother had shot herself. In an interview, Ashley said, “Her brain hurt, it physically hurt and I’m tasked with an exceedingly difficult task in disclosing the matter in the way my mother chose to continue to live.”
Ashley also revealed she was the one who discovered Naomi’s body, saying, “It was a mixed day. I visit with my mom and pop every day when I’m home in Tennessee, so I was at the house visiting as I am every day. Mom said to me, ‘Will you stay with me?’ and I said, ‘Of course, I will.’ … I went upstairs to let her know that her good friend was there and I discovered her. I have both grief and trauma from discovering her.”
Watch daughter Ashley Judd’s interview with Diane Sawyer: