Country singer Naomi Judd dies at the age of 76
Eva Deschamps / May 1, 2022
American country music singer Naomi Judd, known for the duo The Judds formed with her daughter Wynonna, died at the age of 76, her family announced Saturday.
Wynonna and her sister Ashley, an actress, shared their deep sorrow on
their Instagram accounts.
We lost our wonderful mother to mental illness, they said, without elaborating.
Naomi and Wynonna Judd formed their duo in the late 1970s, winning numerous awards including five Grammys. Some of the mother-daughter duo's most popular songs include Love Can Build A Bridge, Mama He's Crazy and Girls 'Night Out.
The duo, which reunited many times for tours and special performances despite breaking up in 1983, officially disbanded in 1991 when Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
Mother and daughter were set to tour again this fall for the first time in more than a decade, and on Friday, the Country Music Hall of Fame announced that The Judds would join its ranks on May 1 for helping bring country music back to its roots in the 1980s with light, melodic songs influenced by traditional folk music, acoustic blues, and for its family harmony.