Naomi Judd Gives a Tour of Home, Talks with Daughters in Last Interview Before Death

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Country music fans and others are mourning Naomi Judd’s passing. She died on Saturday, at the age of just 76, hours before Wynonna Judd was due to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame. 

“We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered,”A statement was made.

Wynonna and Ashley Judd (her sister) attended the ceremony. They shared their deep grief about losing their mother, who was quite public in her battle against depression.

“My mama loved you so much and she appreciated your love for her,”Ashley Judd was moved to tears. “I’m sorry she couldn’t hang on until today.”

“I’m going to make this fast, because my heart’s broken,”Wynonna stated.

Naomi Judd’s sudden passing has been startling. The Judds were just three weeks away from performing at the CMT Music Awards. Naomi looked great on the red carpet, as she announced that she would be returning to tour for the first-time in a decade.

And Naomi’s love for her daughters was evident while speaking to Inside Edition correspondent Megan Alexander for CBS News, during what would turn out to be the singer’s last interview.

Naomi Judd gave a tour of her sprawling property outside Nashville, where she showed off an entire room of awards and revealed she lives right next door to daughters Wynonna and Ashley. She spoke of how close she was to her daughters, how they could pop over at any time, walk in the front door and ask what’s for dinner.

“Good Morning America”Robin Roberts, host of the BBC’s “The Voice”, was moved to tears by her 2016 interview with the singer. She shared her struggle with mental illness.

“What I’ve been through is extreme. My final diagnosis was severe depression — treatment resistant, cause they tried me on every single thing they had in their arsenal,”Roberts was told by Naomi. 

During her darkest days, Naomi said she considered suicide.

“Treatment resistant depression can be really bad, because a person says, ‘I feel hopeless, I feel helpless. I’m not getting better,’” Board-certified psychiatrist Dr. SueVarma stated. 

The exact cause of Naomi Judd’s death has not been revealed, other than it was related to mental illness.

“Depression can affect every organ in your body. People don’t realize that depression kills,” Varma said.

Country Music Television announced on Tuesday that they will air Naomi Judd’s final performance. “Love Can Build a Bridge.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers confidential support to people in distress 24 hours a day. The hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. Or, people can chat online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.