Naomi Judd died by suicide, daughter Ashley Judd confirms

Actor discussed the death of her mother, the Grammy-winning country musician, in an interview on Good Morning America

Ashley discussed the death of her 76-year-old mother in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The Grammy-winning country musician Naomi Judd died last month after shooting herself, her daughter, the actor Ashley Judd

“I will share with you that she used a weapon,” Judd said of her mother, who died on 30 April following a long battle with depression

Ashley said she understood the public would know her mother died by her own hand once an autopsy was released

“We’re very uncomfortable sharing but understand that we are in the position if we don’t say it, someone else is going to,” Ashley said.

Ashley’s sister Wynonna, also a renowned singer who formed the Judds with her mother

Ashley described Naomi’s last day alive. She had gone to visit her mother at her home in Nashville.

  When Ashley went to get her mother to let her know about the visitor, she said, she saw her mother had shot herself.