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Naomi Judd’s husband was “scared to death” over the nation music star’s journey to Nashville days earlier than she died by suicide.
Naomi traveled from Vienna, Austria, to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Nation Music Corridor of Fame ceremony. The Judds member died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 30, sooner or later earlier than she was set to be inducted.
“I was really scared to death about her flying alone all the way from Vienna back to Nashville cause I knew how fragile she was,” Strickland mentioned Sunday throughout CMT’s “Naomi Judd: A River of Time” honoring Naomi.
NAOMI JUDD DIED FROM A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND, DAUGHTER SAYS
Strickland additionally learn a message despatched to him from somebody Naomi had met on the flight to Nashville.
“It’s a small comfort, I’m sure, but my life seems a lot richer after meeting your wife, however briefly,” the e-mail learn.
“Obviously, I didn’t know Naomi at all, but I can tell you she spoke highly and warmly of you, and the life you shared together. Rest assured she loved you and had no qualms about telling me, a stranger on a plane, that was so.”
Strickland admitted the letter from the stranger gave him “great, great pleasure and comfort.”
Naomi’s daughter Ashley Judd appeared on “Good Morning America” to debate her mom’s psychological well being and her method of dying.
“She used a weapon… my mother used a firearm,” Ashley mentioned throughout the look. “So that’s the piece of information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we’re in a position that if we don’t say it someone else is going to.”
Ashley additionally shared particulars from Naomi’s closing day.
“It was a mixed day,” the actress defined. “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.”
Ashley and Wynonna Judd introduced their mom’s dying by way of a press release shared to social media.
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” the joint assertion learn. “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. 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.”