Earlier this year, the country music community was shocked and saddened to hear that Naomi had lost her long battle with mental illness and taken her own life at age 76.
Naomi Judd Left No Reason Why She Cut Her Two Daughters Out Of Her Will
In a surprising decision, Naomi left her estate and her fortune, which is reported to be around $25 million dollars, to her husband, Larry Strickland, who she married in May 1989.
The Blast was able to confirm the existence of the court document, which states, “I nominate and appoint my spouse, Larry Strickland, as Executor of my estate.”
The document continues, “In the event my spouse ceases or fails to serve, then I nominate and appoint my brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr as Co-Executors. I direct that no bond shall be required of my Executor.”
RadarOnline.com, which first broke the news, reported that Wynonna is “upset” at her mother’s decision. Wynonna and Naomi made up the country music duo that performed together as The Judds, and “believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success.”
In May, her daughter Ashley disclosed that Naomi had passed away of a self-inflicted firearm wound, as per Variety. Ashley had appeared on “Good Morning America” and spoke with Diane Sawyer about her mother’s tragic passing. “She used a weapon… a firearm,” she recalled, her voice wavering with emotion. “So that’s the piece of information we’re very uncomfortable sharing.”
Ashley said that she felt wanted to disclose the details surrounding her mother’s sudden death to highlight the importance of mental health and provide fans who need help the resources they need to find help before it’s too late.
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