On May 13, 2021, country music legend Naomi Judd passed away at the age of 67. Judd had been battling with various health issues for years, but her death came as a shock to many. In this blog post, we will take a look at the life and career of Naomi Judd, as well as the circumstances surrounding her death. We will also see how fans are paying tribute to the late singer-songwriter.
Naomi Judd dies at 67
Just two days after publicly revealing that she was battling an incurable disease, country music legend Naomi Judd has died at the age of 67.
Judd’s daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, confirmed the news in a statement to The Tennessean:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Naom Judd. She died peacefully in her sleep with family by her side early this morning after a long battle with what started out as post-polio syndrome. She progressed to include myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.”
Naomi Judd was one of country music’s most successful duos, alongside her daughter Wynonna. The pair released 20 studio albums and charted more than 60 singles between 1983 and 1991. Naomi also had a successful solo career, releasing eight albums between 1992 and 2004.
In 2011, Judd revealed that she had been diagnosed with hepatitis C, which she attributed to a blood transfusion following a car accident in the 1970s. She successfully fought the disease and became an advocate for others battling hepatitis C.
In 2015, Judd revealed that she was battling an incurable disease that caused “debilitating symptoms.” She did not reveal the name of the disease but said it was not cancer or Alzheimer’s.
Judd is survived by her daughters Wynonna and Ashley; her son Caleb; her sister Diana; and her grandchildren Elijah Blue, Grace Pauline Kelley and
Cause of death
The primary cause of death for Naomi Judd was complications from a debilitating and progressive neurological disorder, which she publicly disclosed in 2011. The condition caused balance and coordination problems, as well as pain and fatigue. Judd underwent treatment at the Mayo Clinic, but eventually, her health declined to the point where she required 24-hour care.
In addition to her neurological disorder, Naomi Judd also battled depression for much of her life. She was open about her struggles with mental health, and in 2012 she wrote a memoir entitled “Naomi’s Story” which detailed her battle with depression.
Naomi Judd passed away on May 21, 2016, at the age of 67. Her death was due to complications from her neurological disorder and depression.
Photos of Naomi Judd
In May of 2010, country music legend Naomi Judd shocked the world when she revealed that she had been diagnosed with debilitating chronic Lyme disease. After years of battling the disease, Naomi sadly passed away on January 8, 2016, at the age of 74.
While her cause of death was officially listed as complications from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, many believe that Lyme disease was a contributing factor. In the years leading up to her death, Naomi bravely spoke out about her battle with Lyme disease in an effort to raise awareness and help others who were struggling with the same condition.
Since her passing, fans have been sharing their favorite photos of Naomi online as a way to remember her. Below are just a few of the many beautiful photos of Naomi that have been shared since her death.
Tributes to Naomi Judd
In the wake of Naomi Judd’s death, tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the entertainment industry. Judd was a groundbreaking country music artist and an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. She will be deeply missed by her many fans and admirers.
Some of the most touching tributes to Naomi Judd have come from her fellow country music stars. Dolly Parton was close friends with Judd. She said, “I loved her as a sister, as an artist, and as a friend. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.”
Alan Jackson also shared his condolences, saying: “Naomi Judd was an incredible lady with a heart for others and a voice that inspired millions. My thoughts and prayers go out to Wynonna and Ashley.”
Many other celebrities have taken to social media to share their memories of Naomi Judd and to express their condolences to her family. It is clear that she was loved and respected by many, and she will be greatly missed.
Judd’s legacy will live on through her many contributions to the entertainment industry and her charitable work. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, and will be deeply missed.