Naomi Judd’s Suicide Note Revealed

Country music singer Naomi Judd, who formed the famous Judds duo with her daughter Wynonna, left a post-it note before her suicide asserting that she did not want Wynonna at her funeral.

Judd, 76, was found dead at her Tennessee mansion last April in an apparent suicide from a gunshot wound.

“Do Not let Wy come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill,” the post-it note — released by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department — read, with the word “not” underlined, Radar Online reported.

The day of Naomi Judd’s death, her daughter, actress Ashley Judd, reportedly sent frantic texts to Naomi’s therapist, Dr. Ted Klontz, saying her mother was having a manic episode. “She’s having an episode. Yelling and crying and pacing … Emergency … Please come to mom’s … Now,” she wrote. After Naomi allegedly calmed down, she went upstairs while Ashley Judd and the doctor spoke. But when Ashley Judd went upstairs, she found her mother with a gunshot wound to the head, prompting her to tell Klontz: “She did it. She finally did it.”

A Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputy who responded to the scene wrote, “Didn’t like being alone/Larry in Europe … She threatened to kill herself half a dozen times, guns were involved. She locked herself in her bedroom. She would threaten to shoot the people who took her [illegible.]”

Naomi Judd reportedly left both her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, out of her will, leaving everything to her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland. “I nominate and appoint my spouse, Larry Strickland, as Executor of my estate. … 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,” she wrote.

Wynonna dismissed rumors that she and Ashley were fighting over their mother’s estate, telling People Magazine, “Someone told me while I was at Ashley’s house, ‘Hey, did you know that they’re saying this about you?’ I went, ‘Huh? I’m fighting with Ashley? Oh. Again?’ Fighting over what? I have such a great life. Ashley has a great life. Why would we be fighting over the will?”

“I am the last person in this family — and if Ashley was here, I’d hope she’d agree with me — who knows stuff like this,” she continued. “I’m not savvy enough to go, ‘I’m going to contest the will.’ It never occurred to me.”

Sources told Radar Online that Wynonna did indeed attend her mother’s funeral.

The Judds dominated country music in the 1980s, winning five Grammys, nine CMAs, and selling tens of millions of records.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.

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