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‘Do not let Wy come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill’: Naomi Judd’s devastating suicide note

Naomi Judd left a suicide note insisting that her daughter Wynonna be barred from her funeral – claiming she was mentally ill.

The Post-it-style paper was found near the 76-year-old’s body after she shot herself at her Tennessee mansion in April.

It said, ‘Don’t let Wy come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill.’ The word ‘not’ turned out to be underlined.

The note was part of a series of documents released this week by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

Wynnona attended the funeral, a source said radar onlineand believes the note was written when her mother was not in her right mind.

Police also shared images of the country star’s blood-stained bedding and a photo of a gun on her bedside table.

Meanwhile, they released a series of notes written by a deputy who visited the crime scene, which stated that Naomi had threatened to kill herself “half a dozen times.”

The Judds – daughters Wynonna, 58, Ashley, 54, and husband Larry Strickland – tried to prevent the police report from being made public, but dropped the case in December.

Naomi Judd left a suicide note by her bedside, insisting that her daughter Wynonna not attend her funeral

Naomi Judd (right) is seen with her daughter Wynonna (left), in one of their last public appearances.  Pictured is her waving to the crowd at the CMT Music Awards on April 11, 2022

Naomi Judd (right) is seen with her daughter Wynonna (left), in one of their last public appearances. Pictured is her waving to the crowd at the CMT Music Awards on April 11, 2022

Sheriffs released photos of the scene where Judd killed himself

Sheriffs released photos of the scene where Judd killed himself

The startling footage of the scene showed that the Post-it style note was taped to what appeared to be a magazine.

It also showed her large bed covered in blood that had stained her sheets and pillows after the tragedy.

Meanwhile, a deputy’s notes shed more light on what happened the day she died, including conversations police had with the family.

Strickland, her husband of 33, was in Europe at the time of her death and the police report said she did not like being alone.

“I didn’t like being alone/Larry in Europe,” a deputy sheriff wrote in a handwritten crime scene note.

“She threatened to commit suicide six times, weapons were involved. She locked herself in her bedroom. She would threaten to shoot the people who took her (unreadable.)’

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The police report also describes how Ashley found her mother and comforted her as they waited 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the Leipers Fork home, 25 miles south of downtown Nashville.

Finding her mother in a manic state, Ashley called the family doctor, Dr. Ted Klontz. The actress told police her mother yelled, “Kill me, kill me now.” I don’t want to live!’

She said she replied, “Well mom, you know I’m not going to do that.”

Ashley texted Klontz and wrote, “She has an episode. Screaming and crying and pacing… Emergency… Please come to Mama’s… Now.”

When Klontz arrived, she told him, “She screamed and spoke in tongues.” Ashley said her mother calmed down when the doctor arrived and later left them alone to discuss her condition.

When she returned to the room, she found her mother with a gunshot wound to the head. She told the doctor, “She did. She finally did it.’

Country singer Naomi Judd is survived by two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley

Ashley Judd (left) with her mother Naomi Judd (center) and her sister Wynonna Judd (right)

Naomi Judd's home in Tennessee, where she was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head

Naomi Judd’s home in Tennessee, where she was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head

In a poignant essay in The New York Times, Ashley described in August how discovering her mother was “the most shocking day of my life.”

“The trauma of discovering and holding her toiling body haunts my nights,” she wrote.

But instead of comforting her mother during her last moments, Ashley said police officers questioned her harshly and kept her away from her mother.

“I felt cornered and powerless as law enforcement officers began questioning me as the last of my mother’s life faded,” she wrote.

“I wanted to comfort her, tell her she was about to see her father and younger brother when she ‘went home,’ as we say in Appalachia.”

Ashley said she was so shocked after finding her dying mother that she answered police questions she didn’t want to answer.

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She said, “I would never have answered on any other day,” and never thought to consider it later if the public would have access to it.

“In the immediate aftermath of a life-changing tragedy, when we are in a state of acute shock, trauma, panic and fear, the authorities show up to talk to us,” she wrote.

“Since many of us are socially conditioned to cooperate with law enforcement, we are completely unguarded in what we say.

“I never thought to ask my own questions, including: is your body camera on?” Will I be admitted again? Where and how will what I share be stored, used and disclosed?”

Larry Strickland pictured with Naomi Judd

According to the report, the shot that killed Judd “perforated through the right side of the scalp and entered the skull through an entry-type gunshot wound.”

The country superstar died in April 2022 at the age of 76 from a self-inflicted bullet wound

The country superstar died in April 2022 at the age of 76 from a self-inflicted bullet wound

Ashley Judd (left) with her mother Naomi Judd (right).  Ashley and her family filed a petition to seal police files of interviews conducted in the moments following Naomi's suicide last April.  The family ceased their efforts in December

Ashley Judd (left) with her mother Naomi Judd (right). Ashley and her family filed a petition to seal police files of interviews conducted in the moments following Naomi’s suicide last April. The family ceased their efforts in December

Both Ashley and Wynonna were written out of their mother’s will, leaving it to Strickland to make decisions about her estate and assets.

The Judd family said in a statement confirming her death: “Our beloved mother and wife have succumbed to mental illness.

“Anyone who has lived through this tragedy understands that in the depths of a mental health crisis, thinking is deeply distorted.

“Besides, the worst days are never representative of the comforts and pleasures of the days free from the disease.

“In the aftermath of this tragedy, our family has sought to grieve along with our community, and more importantly, with the privacy that anyone who loses a family member deserves.

“We have always been a sincere and open family about both our hardships and the depth of our love for each other.

“In this specific case, however, we ask for privacy, because a death with privacy is a death with more dignity.”

The Judds were the most successful country singers of the 1980s, winning five Grammys, nine CMAs and selling 20 million records.

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In the immediate aftermath of their mother’s death, Ashley and Wynonna supported each other in their loss and attended her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1 – the day after their mother’s suicide.

Naomi and Wynonna Judd pictured in their heyday

Naomi and Wynonna Judd pictured in their heyday

According to insiders, Wynonna feels entitled to a 'piece of the pie' as the 'lead singer' of The Judds and for taking Naomi from nursing to stardom

The Judds at the 1985 Country Music Awards

On May 29, a month after her mother’s death, Wynonna wrote an emotional Instagram post in which she spoke of her unbearable grief and her fear that she would never be able to “surrender to the truth” about the way her mother lived this life. left.

Naomi had a tumultuous upbringing – and in part, she attributed her depression to the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of an uncle when she was just three.

When she was 22, Naomi was raped and beaten by an ex-boyfriend, a trauma that led her to flee Los Angeles to rural Kentucky, where she lived on welfare with her children while she trained to become a nurse.

They lived in a house with no electricity, telephone, television or indoor plumbing.

Naomi moved to Nashville when she qualified and eventually became a chief nurse in an intensive care unit.

There she learned that a patient’s father was in the music industry. She made a tape on which she sang with Wynonna, which launched him and ‘The Judds’ career in music.

On May 29, a month after her mother’s death, Wynonna wrote an emotional Instagram post in which she spoke of her unbearable grief and her fear that she would never be able to “surrender to the truth” about the way her mother lived this life. left.

She wrote of “personal healing,” her feeling of being “helpless,” and the few things she knew in the face of so much despair and drama.

She said she would continue to fight for her faith, herself and her family, to keep “showing up and singing.”

And she vowed to break “the cycle” of addiction and dysfunction that has dogged the Judd women.

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