Naomi Judd’s Autopsy Reveals Details About Country Superstar’s Death – Update

Updates: An autopsy report obtained by the Associated Press today regarding the country music superstar Naomi Judddied earlier this year Confirmed Ashley Juddclaims that his mother died after shooting herself with a gun.

The report also indicated that there are prescription drugs in the system of root matriarchs. Those drugs are used to relieve post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorders.

“We have always openly shared the joys of being a family as well as its sorrows. Part of our story is that our parents were raised by an unfair enemy,” the family said in a statement to the AP. “He was treated for PTSD and bipolar disorder, to which millions of Americans can relate.”

A few weeks ago Ashley Judd, sister Winona and Naomi’s husband Larry Strickland petitioned authorities to seal police reports relating to her death, with Strickland indicating that she did not know the interviews were being recorded.

first on 12th MayCountry music superstar Naomi Judd died of a self-inflicted firearm wound on April 30, daughter Ashley Judd said on ABC good Morning America today.

“Mom used a shotgun,” Judd told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an emotional interview this morning. “This is information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in a position that if we don’t say it, someone else is leaving.”

Watch an excerpt from the interview below.

Actress Judd said, “She was clearly a victim, and as such, her days up until that moment were hurtful to her.” She said she was authorized by the Judd family to discuss Naomi’s death in order to spread awareness about the disease of mental illness and the treatments available.

“There are some things we would like to maintain as a family,” she said. “Both Sister and Pope” [Judd’s stepfather Larry Strickland] In some ways I have been deputed to speak on behalf of the family at this early time before things about April 30 become public without our control.

“When we’re talking about mental illness, it’s very important and — to be clear, and to make a distinction between your loved one and the illness,” she said. “It is so real – and that is enough – it is a lie. It is barbaric.”

Judd said that Naomi “couldn’t stop until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers. There’s this level of devastation to what was going on inside her, because of the respect they had with her.” The barrier between him could not enter his heart, and the lie that the disease had told him was so reassuring.”

The judges, including Naomi, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1. Joining was announced last summer.

Today’s interview comes days ahead of a scheduled public memorial for the five-time Grammy winner, an event that will air live this Sunday on CMT. Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration Being produced by CMT and Sandbox Live in partnership with the Judd family. CMT will air the Public Memorial Service as a commercial-free special exclusively on Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. CT.

—Nancy Tartaglione contributed to this report

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