'She's mentally ill': Naomi Judd BANNED daughter Wynonna from her funeral in 'ruthless' suicide note
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: Naomi Judd reportedly banned her singing partner daughter Wynonna from attending her funeral and called her "mentally ill" in her devastating suicide note.
The troubled country singer left a final, heartbreaking suicide note scribbled on a post-it pad. "Do not let Wy come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill," she wrote, underlining the word "not." The 'Mama He's Crazy' hitmaker fatally shot herself on April 30 last year at her Tennessee ranch after undergoing years of emotional turmoil. The mortally wounded country queen lay dying in the arms of her distraught daughter Ashley, 54, as they waited for an ambulance. She was 76 at the time of her death.
Radar Online reported the shocking details of Naomi's final testament about her daughter Wynonna, one-half of the popular duo The Judds. This comes after it emerged that both Wynonna and Ashley were reportedly left out of their mother’s final will and testament. The legendary singer is said to have requested in her will that her widow, Larry Strickland, must have “full authority and discretion” over any assets to her estate “without the approval of any court” or permission from any beneficiary of the estate, the outlet reported.
A source previously told Radar Online that Wynonna was “upset” that she was excluded from the will, considering she constituted half of the band and believed she was a major force behind her mother’s success." However, the grateful daughter denied rumors of a family feud over her late mother's estate. “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?’” Wynonna told People magazine last October. “Fighting over what? I have such a great life. Ashley has a great life. Why would we be fighting over the will?”
Having said that, the new revelation about the contents of the suicide note is likely to draw new attention to the apparent tensions between Naomi and Wynonna. A family source told Radar Online that Wynonna attended her mother's funeral nonetheless. “Naomi had suffered from mental illness and suicidal thoughts for years, and Wynonna suffered right along with her,” the source told the outlet. “They toured the world and became music superstars as The Judds, but that also caused a lot of conflict.” The insider insisted that Wynonna “just has to continue to believe her mother did not mean what she wrote.”
An officer on the scene originally hid the note in the pages of a book and later admitted he did it "only because he did not want the note to hurt Wynonna’s feelings," according to Radar.
Tormented country queen Naomi Judd left a final devastating message for her singing partner daughter Wynonna — banning her from her funeral, https://t.co/Mxnrua1O5F can exclusively reveal. https://t.co/ejMGfG816e— Radar Online (@radar_online) January 17, 2023
A toxicology report provided by the Williamson County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that Naomi was on a slew of prescription drugs for anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression, including medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. It's worth noting that Wynonna and her late mother formed The Judds in 1980.