It was just announced, by her daughter, Ashley Judd, that her mother, Naomi, committed suicide with a handgun. This happened on April 30th. Naomi had asked Ashley to stay with her, and she done the suicide while Ashley was at their Kentucky home. When the news first broke on April 30, the only thing stated was that Naomi had died of mental illness. The Judd family decided to let Ashley announce what had actually happened, instead of the coroner. We have a number of Judd hits, that being Naomi and her other daughter, Wynonna, when they were known as The Judds. They were a major hit in the country music scene. Due to Naomi being diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1991, The Judds broke up. I read that one of the causes of Hepatitis is too much alcohol drinking.