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    The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Friday to stop the release of police records about the investigation into Naomi Judd's death. With the move to overrule a lower court, the case will return to a state chancery court for another review. Previously, Williamson County Chancellor Joseph Woodruff ruled that the state records law allowed Judd's records to be released. He found that the documents "do not appear to fall within any recognized exception to the Public Records Act." The matriarch of the Judd family and country music legend died at the age of 76 in April. Judd had reportedly dealt with depression for years before her death. The family of Naomi Judd had filed a court petition requesting that documents related to her death remain confidential. The petition noted that Ashley Judd found her mother alive after a self-inflicted firearm wound and waited with her for around 30 minutes until help arrived, according to the Tennessean. The elder Judd died just one day before she, along with her oldest daughter Wynonna, were to be inducted into the...
    More On: naomi judd Wynonna Judd ‘incredibly angry’ over mom Naomi’s death by suicide Ashley Judd felt like a ‘suspect’ after discovering mom Naomi’s dead body Tragic details of Naomi Judd’s suicide revealed in autopsy report Judd family friends mystified by supposed ‘rift’ over Naomi’s will NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, are getting the chance to say goodbye and rejoice in their hits in a final tour helmed by daughter Wynonna Judd and all-star musical partners. The Judd family continues to grieve her sudden death during a year that should have been a celebration. The tour was announced only weeks before Naomi, 76, took her life on April 30, the day before their induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “It’s devastatingly beautiful to go back to the past and relive some of these memories,” Wynonna, 58, said earlier this week as she sat on a tour bus after rehearsals. “Yesterday I was in rehearsal and there’s a part...
    Ashley Judd opened up in a powerful New York Times essay about the trauma of discovering her mother, Naomi Judd, as she was dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but being separated from her in her final moments so that she could be grilled by police about what led to her suicide. “I felt cornered and powerless as law enforcement officers began questioning me while the last of my mother’s life was fading,” Ashley Judd wrote in the essay published Wednesday. The 76-year-old country music legend, who died April 30 in her home southwest of Nashville, Tennessee, had long been public about her struggles with mental illness. “I wanted to be comforting her, telling her how she was about to see her daddy and younger brother as she ‘went away home,’ as we say in Appalachia,” Ashley Judd said. Instead, the actor said she felt compelled to participate in a series of interviews “that drew me away from the precious end of my mother’s life.” Socially conditioned to cooperate with law enforcement, Judd said she “gushed” answers to many “probing”...
    (CNN)Ashley Judd is opening up about her family's experience after her mother Naomi Judd's death by suicide to advocate for privacy for those who find themselves in similar tragedy. In an essay for the New York Times, titled "Ashley Judd: The Right to Keep Private Pain Private," the actress and advocate writes that date of her mother's death was "the most shattering" day of her life."My beloved mother, Naomi Judd, who had come to believe that her mental illness would only get worse, never better, took her own life that day. The trauma of discovering and then holding her laboring body haunts my nights," Judd writes. "As my family and I continue to mourn our loss, the rampant and cruel misinformation that has spread about her death, and about our relationships with her, stalks my days.""The horror of it will only worsen if the details surrounding her death are disclosed by the Tennessee law that generally allows police reports, including family interviews, from closed investigations to be made public," she adds. Ashley Judd and Naomi Judd in 2004.Judd describes being...
    Ashley Judd has called for greater privacy protections for bereaved families after she says she was left feeling like “a possible suspect” during police interviews after her mother’s suicide. The Heat actor, 54, spoke out about the unimaginable torment she went through this spring when she found her mother, Grammy-winning country star Naomi Judd, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the singer's home in Nashville. In a powerful personal essay, published Wednesday in the New York Times, Ashley called April 30 “the most shattering day of my life.” “The trauma of discovering and then holding her laboring body haunts my nights,” Judd wrote. Last week, a report from the Nashville medical examiner said that Naomi died from a gunshot wound to the head, and that she had lived with a “significant” history of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. The report added that Ashley found her mother while badly wounded along with a “note with suicidal connotations” and a gun nearby, The Guardian reports. In her essay, Judd explains how the agony of losing a loved one has been...
    Earlier this month, members of Judd’s family filed a court petition to keep documents about Judd's "graphic" death sealed. Daughters Ashley Judd, Wynonna Judd, and Naomi's husband Larry Strickland said that releasing the death records may cause them "emotional distress, pain, and mental anguish," according to NBC News. On the day of her death, the daughters released a statement that said, "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy." "We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory,” the statement continued. During an interview on "Good Morning America" in May, Ashley Judd confirmed that her mother committed suicide by shooting herself by using a "firearm." "So that's the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing," the daughter told host Diane Sawyer. "I have both grief and trauma from discovering her," Ashley explained. "That is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her," Ashley said of...
    More On: naomi judd Judd family friends mystified by supposed ‘rift’ over Naomi’s will Wynonna Judd offended that she wasn’t named in mom Naomi’s will: report Naomi Judd’s ‘graphic’ death records to remain sealed Why Ashley and Wynonna Judd may be missing from Naomi’s will: legal experts Naomi Judd’s manner of death has been ruled a suicide, according to an autopsy report from the medical examiner’s office obtained by Page Six on Friday. The report also confirmed the 76-year-old “Love Can Build a Bridge” singer was found “unresponsive in her home by family” at 10:57 a.m. local time on April 30. “She had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported to Williamson Medical Center where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival,” the document also states. According to the autopsy, Judd had a medical history of struggling with “significant” anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic idiopathic pneumonitis, hepatitis C, hypertension, and hypothyroidism. “Per family, the decedent has had prior suicidal ideations and recent life stressors,” the report also...
    The family of Naomi Judd filed a court petition requesting that documents related to her death remain confidential. The petition notes that Ashley Judd found her mother alive after a self-inflicted firearm wound and waited with her for around 30 minutes until help arrived, according to the Tennessean. The matriarch of the Judds’s iconic country music duo died on April 30 at the age of 76, just one day before she, along with her oldest daughter Wynonna, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Wynonna Judd (second from the right) and sister Ashley Judd (second from left) stand next to the Judds' Country Music Hall of Fame induction plaque on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. They are joined by with Ricky Skaggs (left), and MC Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. (Wade Payne/Invision/AP) WYONONNA AND ASHLEY JUDD CUT FROM MOTHER NAOMI’S $25 MILLION WILL: REPORT The court petition aims to prevent the release of law enforcement records, saying it would cause "significant...
    A judge has sealed the release of Naomi Judd's 'graphic' suicide photos after her daughters Ashley, Wynonna, and her husband Larry Strickland said making the Sheriff's records available would cause them 'pain.'  The country superstar died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76 - and now her family have filed for injunctive relief in Williamson County, Tennessee, to keep the investigation records into her death closed.  This follows revelations that Ashley, 54, and Wynonna, 58 - the other half of singing duo The Judds - were not included in their mother's will after she passed away earlier this year.   The temporary order to ban the 'graphic' records, including photos, videos, and written documents, being put on public record, was granted on Tuesday.  According to documents seen by Fox News, the records 'include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, and written reports.' Naomi Judd pictured with her daughter Wynonna pictured backstage at the 2022 CMT Music Awards, just days before Naomi's tragic suicide. A judge has now granted a temporary ban on releasing the investigative documents into her...
    More On: wynonna judd Wynonna Judd offended that she wasn’t named in mom Naomi’s will: report Why Ashley and Wynonna Judd may be missing from Naomi’s will: legal experts Wynonna and Ashley Judd left out of mom Naomi’s will Ashley Judd can ‘understand’ that mom Naomi was ‘in pain’ before suicide After news broke that Naomi Judd had named her widower as the executor of her estate, numerous reports surfaced that her daughters, Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd, had been “left out” of the will. After, the Daily Mail even reported that Wynonna is planning to contest the decision. But sources close to the family told Page Six that they’re baffled by the claims. A source pointed out that just because Larry Strickland, her husband of 33 years, had been put in charge of the $25 million will doesn’t mean that nothing will be left to her girls. “It’s not known if other provisions were made [in the will]. You don’t know all of the arrangements,” the source said. They also said that the daughters are close with...
    Their story is worthy of a chart-topping country song. Behind their unquestionable fame and fortune, the Judds have been beset by decades of dysfunction – abuse, addiction, and depression.  And the tragic suicide of matriarch Naomi, 76, on April 30 – one day before she was due to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – was the catalyst for more family drama. This week it emerged that elder daughter Wynonna, 58, plans to contest her mother's will, which made no provision for her or her half-sister Ashley, 54. Instead, Naomi appointed their stepfather, her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her $25million fortune. Strickland has no children, but Naomi doubled down on her decision to exclude her own, instructing that, if he were unable, the executorship should pass to his brother, Reginald. Now, DailyMail.com can reveal, that Wynonna's decision to push back at her mother's wishes is driven by a deep-seated sense of injustice and simmering discord that has plagued the family for decades. Naomi Judd's suicide has exposed a lifetime of money squabbles, sibling...
    Wynonna Judd and her late mother, Naomi Judd, were always upfront about how their relationship went through some rocky times, but they always talked about how they loved each other deeply. Now Naomi Judd’s decision to name her husband, Larry Stickland, as executor and primary heir may have reignited tensions, according to a new report. Wynonna, 58, and her younger sister, Ashley, 54, are left out of their mother’s will, and Wynonna is speaking to attorneys about challenging the will that names Naomi’s husband of 33 years as executor of her $25 million estate. In April, fans of country music were shocked and saddened over news that Naomi Judd died by suicide at age 76. In a statement, Wynonna and Ashley Judd said they lost their “beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.” More surprising news came this week with RadarOnline, The Blast, Page Six and Us Weekly reporting that the country music star didn’t name either of her daughters in her will. The Blast said it was able to confirm the existence of the document, which said: “I...
    Country star Wynonna Judd is planning to formally contests her late mother’s will which left her $25million fortune to her husband. Naomi Judd, who was a long-time singing partner of Wynonna, as The Judds, left her two daughters out of her will in a baffling move. Both Wynonna, 58, and Ashley did not feature in the will, and did not get any part of her estate, with the Nashville superstar leaving everything to her widower Larry Strickland. The couple had been married for 33 years, with Naomi making Strickland the executor of her estate in a move that was said to ‘upset’ Wynonna. The Grammy award-winning country star’s decision has reportedly sparked another bitter battle between Ashley and Wynonna. Ashley, 54, is reportedly siding with her late mother and Larry, after Wynona believes that they ‘conspired’ against her, according to Radar. One source said that ‘Wynonna was banking on getting a piece of the pie’ after her mother's death.  A family friend claimed that Ashley believed her mother ‘knew what she was doing’ by not giving her sister a lump...
    (CNN)A month after the death of her mother Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd is reflecting on her loss.In a recent post on the younger Judd's verified Instagram account, she wrote "There is so much happening in the world right now. So before I sat down to write this, I thought, 'No...I just don't know what to say.' Then, I heard the words from my life coach asking me, 'What do you know?' And I began to cry.""I DO know, that the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great, that I often feel like I'm not ever going to be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left the way she did," the caption on a photo of Wynonna Judd performing at her mother's memorial went on to read. "This cannot be how The Judds story ends."Naomi Judd died by suicide in April at the age of 76."In order to be a healthier grandparent to my firstborn grandchild Kaliyah, {born 4/13, 2 weeks & 2 days before Mom left}, to break the cycle of...
    (CNN)Sunday's public celebration for the life of Naomi Judd will feature tributes from family and friends, along with never-before-seen performances. "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts, who is a close family friend to the Judds, will host the memorial for the famed country singer who died in April.She was 76.Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris and Allison Russell, Little Big Town and The Gaithers are among the artists schedule to perform.There will also be special messages from Bono, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey and Salma Hayek, according to a press release from CMT, which will broadcast the the event.Read MoreJudd's husband Larry Strickland will be in attendance. Her daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd are also scheduled to make appearances. Carly Pearce and Cody Alan will serve as hosts for CMT, providing commentary throughout the celebration to be held at the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.The special will air commercial-free at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday.
    Naomi Judd, the legendary country music singer, died of a self-inflicted firearm wound, the musician’s family revealed. The matriarch of the Judd family battled with depression and mental illness; as her daughter Ashley noted in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, it is “important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease.” Furthermore, in the same conversation, Ashley explained the specific cause of death due to the likelihood of someone disclosing it to the public. “Because we do not want it to be a part of the gossip economy, I will share with you that she used a weapon,” Ashley Judd said. “Mother used a firearm. So that’s the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing, but we know we are in a position that if we don’t say it, someone else is going to.” As the interview continued, Judd revealed that she was the one who discovered her mother on the day of her passing. Furthermore, the family asked that additional details of the passing remain private among the family. Previously, Ashley...
    In confirming that Naomi Judd died by suicide Thursday, her daughter Ashley Judd explained that her mother’s profound mental illness locked her into “lies” commonly believed by people in deep despair — that everything is hopeless, the pain won’t end or that they are worthless, unloved and shouldn’t go on living. The Judd family matriarch died on April 30 at age 76, the day before she and her older daughter Wynonna, who made up the beloved country music duo The Judds, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But somehow Naomi Judd, the legendary, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, couldn’t believe that anyone, including her country music peers, would think so highly of her, as Ashley Judd explained in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired Thursday on “Good Morning America.” The “Double Jeopardy” actor also said her mother “couldn’t hang on” another day to be recognized by her peers. “That is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her,” Ashley Judd said. “Because the barrier between the regard in which they held her couldn’t...
    Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to connect with a trained counselor or visit the NSPL site. (CNN) — Ashley Judd and her family wanted the world to hear from them how Naomi Judd died. READ MORE: Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll To Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree From Alma Mater UOPThe younger Judd appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on Thursday on “Good Morning America.” She said her family had agreed that she share the cause of death of her mother. “She used a weapon,” Ashley Judd said. “A firearm. So that’s the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing.” She and her sister Wynonna Judd announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother “to the disease of mental illness.” She was 76. Ashley Judd said she and her family wanted to shed light on mental illness, explaining that it is “important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease.” Judd...
    (CNN)Ashley Judd and her family wanted the world to hear from them how Naomi Judd died.The younger Judd appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on Thursday on "Good Morning America." She said her family had agreed that she share the cause of death of her mother."She used a weapon," Ashley Judd said. "A firearm. So that's the piece of information we're very uncomfortable sharing."She and her sister Wynonna Judd announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother "to the disease of mental illness." She was 76.Ashley Judd said she and her family wanted to shed light on mental illness, explaining that it is "important to distinguish between the loved one and the disease."Read MoreThe matriarch died the day before she and her daughter Wynonna, who made up the country music duo The Judds, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.Ashley Judd said her mother "couldn't hang on" to be recognized by her peers.How to get help:In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention...
    NAOMI Judd died by a self inflicted gunshot, her daughter Ashley has confirmed. The music legend took her own life aged 75 at the end of last month following years of mental health struggles. 1Country music star Naomi Judd passed away on April 30Credit: Getty Images - Getty Ashley told GMA on Wednesday: "She used a weapon…my mother used a firearm. "So that’s the piece of information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we’re in a position that if we don’t say it someone else is going to."  Judd's daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, had announced their mother's, citing her death as a "disease of mental illness." "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered," the sisters wrote on Instagram. READ MORE SUN STORIESSAD LOSS Husband Larry Strickland and friend Dolly Parton pay tribute to country starMOURNING ALONE Naomi Judd's granddaughter Grace NOT leaving prison for funeral services "We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public....
    (CNN)Wynonna and Ashley Judd are working with CMT and Sandbox Live to honor their mother late mother, Naomi Judd with a televised memorial.The Judd sisters announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother "to the disease of mental illness." She was 76.Naomi Judd talked about her depression and worked to help others with itCMT announced on Wednesday that in cooperation with the Judd family, a public memorial service would air on the network as a commercial-free special at 6 p.m. EST on Sunday.The live celebration will be held at the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. "We are sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna and Ashley to present this live celebration of life for their mother Naomi," a statement about the event read. "While we all continue to deeply mourn the loss of such a legendary artist, we are honored to commemorate her legacy alongside the country community, her friends, family and legions of fans across the world at the perfect venue: The Mother Church of Country Music. This special will celebrate...
    Getty Ashley Judd, Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd Country singer and “Dancing With the Stars” season 16 alum Wynonna Judd and her sister actress Ashley Judd wrote emotional Mother’s Day tributes to their late mother, country legend Naomi Judd, who died by suicide less than two weeks ago.Wynonna & Ashley Honored Their Mother’s Memory on Mother’s Day View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wynonna Judd (@wynonnajudd) In an Instagram post of the three of them when the girls were young, Wynonna posted a simple message: “I miss her.” Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians And Ashley wrote a tribute for the USA Today opinion section about honoring Naomi’s legacy “by making motherhood safe and healthy.” “My mama was a legend,” wrote Ashley. “She was an artist and a storyteller, but she had to fight like hell to overcome the hand she was dealt, to earn her place in history.” She continued, “It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I was supposed to visit...
    KYLIE Jenner covered up her post-baby body in a "WEDDING dress" at the Met Gala. Her wild look came as fans are insisting she "secretly married" rapper Travis Scott. 1Kylie Jenner and sister Khloe Kardashian went to the Met Gala with the 24-year-old in a 'WEDDING dress'Credit: Rex Page Six earlier reported that a Conde Nast insider said "nearly the entire family" will be there. All of the girls will be attending the gala with their significant others, although Rob Kardashian was not invited. Kardashians in attendance include Kim with her boyfriend Pete Davidson as well as Kourtney with her fiancé Travis Barker. Coming solo are Kris Jenner with her daughters Kendall and Kylie. Most read in CelebrityKOURT KASE Kim and family await Blac Chyna court decision after closing arguments end suitSAD LOSS Tragic life of Naomi Judd after her death following struggle with depressionTRAGIC TRUTH Naomi Judd 'killed herself' one day before induction into Country Hall of FameMOURNING ALONE Naomi Judd's granddaughter Grace NOT leaving prison for funeral services We pay for your stories!Do you have a story for The US Sun team? Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow...
    MUSIC legend Naomi Judd's cause of death has been reportedly revealed as a suicide just one day before being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Judd took her own life on Saturday following years of mental health struggles, PEOPLE reported citing sources. 5Country music star Naomi Judd passed away on April 30Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5Naomi Judd died on April 30 at the age of 76Credit: Getty 5From left to right, Ashley Judd, Wynonna Judd and Naomi JuddCredit: Getty The news comes just days after Judd's daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, announced their mother's, citing her death as a "disease of mental illness." "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered," the sisters wrote on Instagram. "We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory." The US Sun has reached out to Judd's representatives to try and confirm her cause of death. Read more on Naomi Judd'WALK THAT PATH' Naomi Judd breaks...
    NAOMI Judd battled "extreme" depression that left her housebound and needing electroshock therapy before her shock death. The legendary country singer - who died this weekend aged 76 - spoke about her struggles with mental health in a heartbreaking interview back in 2016. 4Naimo Judd battled 'extreme' depression that left her housebound and needing electroshock therapyCredit: The Mega Agency 4The legendary country singer died this weekend aged 76Credit: The Mega Agency In it she detailed how she revealed the “completely debilitating and life-threatening” depression she battled. She GMA's Robin Roberts: "[Fans] see me in rhinestones, you know, with glitter in my hair, that really is who I am. "But then I would come home and not leave the house for three weeks, and not get out of my pajamas, and not practice normal hygiene. It was really bad. “When I came off the tour, I went into this deep, dark, absolutely terrifying hole and I couldn’t get out. I spent two years on my couch.” READ MORE SUN STORIESsee you again Carrie Underwood pays tribute to Naomi Judd onstage after star's deathFAMILY...
    HERE's a look inside Naomi Judd's decades-long marriage to husband Larry Strickland after the country star revealed their secret to success. The country singer - who passed away on April 30 at the age of 76 - talked about her secret to marriage success back in 2013. 3Naomi Judd passed away on April 30, 2022Credit: Getty 3Naomi Judd and Larry Strickland were married since 1989Credit: Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan Judd opened up about her relationship with her husband Larry Strickland in an interview with Closer Weekly and explained what keeps their connection so strong. She told the magazine that having "separate bathrooms" was the key to their thriving relationship. "We come from common backgrounds," Judd told Closer. "Larry and I are both from a family of six, very blue-collar. Judd continued: "He worked in the tobacco fields every summer. Read More on Naomi Judd'WALK THAT PATH' Naomi Judd breaks down in heartbreaking interview on health before deathTRAGIC LOSS Naomi Judd's haunting last performance as joins Country Music Hall of Fame "My daddy had his own gas station and taught me the...
    Getty Naomi Judd with her daughter Legendary singer Naomi Judd openly discussed her battles with depression and mental health in the years before her death at the age of 76. Judd, the mother to Ashley and Wynonna Judd, died as a result of “mental illness,” according to an Instagram post on Ashley Judd’s page on April 30, 2022. The post, which said Judds’ daughters are now in “unknown territory,” did not give further details about Judd’s death. Judd seemed to have a lot to look forward to, according to TMZ, she and Wynonna were going to hold an arena tour later this year and, according to TODAY, she was supposed to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1, 2022. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians In 2017, she told ABC: “If I live through this, I want someone to be able to see that they can survive.” In that interview, she said her face was swollen and her hands shook because of...
    Getty Singers Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd On Saturday, April 30, country singer Naomi Judd died at the age of 76. Her daughters, singer Wynonna Judd and actress Ashley Judd, shared the news on Ashley’s Instagram account, writing, “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.” Wynonna competed on season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars” alongside partner Tony Dovolani. Tributes from the “Dancing With the Stars” family have been pouring in on social media.The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Family Remembers Naomi Judd View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians On Instagram, many “Dancing With the Stars” alumni have remembered Wynonna’s mom, Naomi. “Devastated at the passing of Naomi! She was always so kind to me when...
    NAOMI Judd, country singer and half of famous duo The Judds, detailed her struggle with mental health in a heartbreaking interview before her death. Judd died April 30 at age 76 from "the disease of mental illness", a statement from her family said. An official cause of death has not been given. 2Judd was half of the famous country music duo, The JuddsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Judd married Larry Strickland in 1989Credit: Getty Images - Getty In a 2016 interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Judd revealed the “completely debilitating and life-threatening” depression she battled. Judd also documented her struggles in her book, “River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope.” When asked why she was willing to talk publicly about her battle, Judd said, "because what I've been through is extreme.” “Because it was so deep and so completely debilitating and life-threatening and because I have processed and worked so hard for these last four years.” READ MORE ON NAOMI JUDDSAD LOSS Naomi Judd dies day before The Judds are inducted into...
    IN one of her final Instagram posts, country singer Naomi Judd wrote about how her family's "lives were changed forever." Judd died April 30 from ‘the disease of mental illness,' her family announced. She was 76 years old. 1Judd died April 30 at age 76Credit: Naomi Judd/Instagram "I think The Judds: Dream Chasers exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is remarkable and reminds everyone to hold onto moments from their own life," the posts starts. "We live in such a digital age, but report cards, handwritten notes and awards, even if it's a sports trophy from school, are important to hold onto. It's our history. "Our lives were changed forever when we signed to RCA Records and we're incredibly thankful for the Hall of Fame to tell our story through these items." Her family released a statement announcing her death on April 30. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as...
    Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. 1Naomi Judd performing at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, on June 13, 2009Credit: AP “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.” The statement did not elaborate further. The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. After rising to the top of country music, they called it quits in 1991 after doctors diagnosed Naomi Judd with hepatitis. The Judds’ hits included “Love Can Build a Bridge” in 1990,“Mama He’s Crazy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984,“Turn It Loose” in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You’ve heard of the “Field of Dreams” — but have you heard of the “Rink of Dreams?” In the heart of the heartland, there’s a farm that seems to fit right in. The Schulz family is known for producing corn, soybeans and plenty of ice. READ MORE: 150 Years Of U.S. Military History On Display In Cannon Falls Machine Shed Turned MuseumA Zamboni is as good as a tractor. And, it’s just one part of what’s become a hockey hub in the middle of Blue Earth County. It’s a regulation-size rink built inside a machine shed. There’s even a locker room for visiting teams — exactly how Paul Schulz dreamt of it. Stacey Shulz-Pope believes her late husband Paul loved three things: his family, farming and hockey. Paul loved the sport so much, in fact, that he wanted to give kids of all ages a free place to play. So in 2005, that’s exactly what he did. “’Rink of Dreams.’ Build it and they’ll come. And they’ve come. They’ve come from all over. All over,” Stacey said....
    A chance encounter with a former Marine beset by delusions of child sex trafficking ultimately led to the massacre of four members of a Florida family, including a mother holding her baby boy, a sheriff said Thursday. Bryan Riley, who faces murder and other charges in Sunday's killings, stopped by the slain family's Lakeland home briefly the day before after going to a nearby friend's house to pick up a first aid kit, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference. Riley had told acquaintances he was headed to do Hurricane Ida relief work and the friend offered the kit for the purported trip. A short distance away, Riley saw Justice Gleason mowing his lawn with his 11-year-old daughter in the yard, Judd said. That provided the trigger that led to the slayings, Judd said: Riley saw the girl, believing she was an imaginary child named Amber who was suicidal and being held by a supposed sex trafficking ring that God had told him to confront. In fact, no one named Amber lived at...
    A Marine sharpshooter has shown "zero remorse" after breaking into a Florida home and gunning down four people, including a baby in his mother's arms, according to law enforcement, and has justified his actions to investigators by explaining that he "tortured" the only surviving victim, an 11-year-old girl, because he believed God sent him to save a victim of sex trafficking who was going to commit suicide.  In the most recent press conference about the case Thursday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd provided insight detectives have gained through additional interviews with the quadruple murder suspect, 33-year-old Bryan Riley, as well as his girlfriend, a neighbor in the slain family's Lakeland neighborhood, and the 11-year-old girl who remains in intensive care at Tampa General Hospital. "This totally evil person," Judd started. "There aren’t words to describe the rage that we feel about what he did to this totally innocent family who was simply sleeping in their home. And they happened to be the unfortunate ones that he passed by that afternoon when he saw a man and an 11-year-old girl. …...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A chance encounter with a former Marine beset by delusions of child sex trafficking ultimately led to the massacre of four members of a Florida family, including a mother holding her baby boy, a sheriff said Thursday. Bryan Riley, who faces murder and other charges in Sunday’s killings, stopped by the slain family’s Lakeland home briefly the day before after going to a nearby friend’s house to pick up a first aid kit, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference. Riley had told acquaintances he was headed for Hurricane Ida relief work and the friend offered the kit for the purported trip. A short distance away, Riley saw Justice Gleason mowing his lawn with his 11-year-old daughter in the yard, Judd said. That provided the trigger that led to the slayings, Judd said: Riley saw the girl, believing she was an imaginary child named Amber who was suicidal and being held by a supposed sex trafficking ring that God had told him to confront. In fact, no one named Amber lived at...
    The only surviving victim, an 11-year-old, who remains hospitalized after a Marine veteran on a shooting rampage burst into her central Florida home and killed four people, including a baby in his mother’s arms, has since told investigators that she believes she made it out alive because she played dead and prayed.  "She told our detectives that, ‘I believe the reason that I’m alive is because I played dead and I prayed,'" Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told a Fox 35 Orlando reporter as investigators remain at the Lakeland home for a third day Wednesday combing through any evidence. Authorities have said there is zero known connection between Marine sharpshooter 33-year-old Bryan Riley, of Brandon, Fla., and his victims whom he allegedly gunned down inside their home in an unincorporated area of Lakeland before barricading himself inside and firing at law enforcement.  "Despite us fearing there were booby traps, our Sgt. Graham rushed into the house when he heard there was someone in there, scooped her up and ran out with her, and she said, ‘The other three are dead,’"...
    An 11-year-old girl who survived a deadly rampage by a gunman wearing full body armor in Florida on Sunday managed to save her life by playing dead, authorities said. The girl was the lone survivor after authorities say former Marine Bryan Riley killed four people, including a mother and the 3-month-old boy in her arms. The girl who survived is in stable condition at a Tampa hospital, officials said. "She told our detectives, 'I believe I'm alive now [because] I played dead and I prayed,'" said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, according to CBS affiliate WTSP-TV. A family statement said she has already undergone four surgeries to repair 10 wounds but is alert, reading, writing and generally in good spirits. "She was very scared when this happened, but she just prayed during the event and knew it would be OK," they said in statement to WTVT-TV. "We appreciate all the well wishes, kind words and prayers." Officers from the Polk County Sheriff Department work outside Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in Lakeland, Fla., at the home where a...
    Investigators say that when they captured Marine veteran Bryan Riley outside the Lakeland, Florida, home where he allegedly killed a couple, their 3-month-old son and the boy's grandmother, he told them, "You know why I did this." But they say they don't and, in fact, may never know why Riley invaded the home of a family he had no known connection with, except that he may have been mentally ill. Riley's girlfriend told investigators that he had been saying he could communicate directly with God. "The big question that all of us has is, ‘Why?’" local prosecutor Brian Haas said. "We will not know today or maybe ever." Riley, 33, is being held without bond on four counts of first-degree murder. During his first court appearance Monday, he said he intended to hire a lawyer; a public defender was appointed to represent him until he does. FLORIDA JUDGE DENIES BOND TO MARINE SHARPSHOOTER ACCUSED OF KILLING 4, INCLUDING BABY IN MOTHER'S ARMS  Riley, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, surrendered Sunday morning after a furious gun battle with authorities. A...
    EX-marine sharpshooter Bryan Riley told cops he's "a sick guy" as he "confessed" to shooting a family of four and their dog dead. Bryan Riley, 33, was taken into custody in Lakeland, Florida, and booked into Polk County jail on Sunday after fatally shooting three people and a baby at a home before ambushing police. 6Quadruple murder suspect Bryan Riley is led from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida on SundayCredit: AP 6Bryan Riley is pictured in his mugshotCredit: AP 6Theresa Lanham, 33, Justice Gleason, 40, (pictured), and their three-month-old son Jody were named as his victimsCredit: Facebook 6Victims Justice Gleason and son Jody (pictured were reportedly picked at random)Credit: Facebook/Justice Gleason Following the horrific killings, Riley was interviewed over the weekend and admitted to shooting a handful of people because voices told him to do it, an affidavit obtained by The Washington Post says. According to the affidavit, as Riley responded to the police's question on why he shot the baby, the ex-marine said: "Because I’m a sick guy. "I want to confess to all of it and...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine sharpshooter who told authorities he was high on methamphetamines when he invaded a home in Florida and fatally shot a mother, her 3-month-old baby and two others was ordered held without bond during his first court appearance on Monday. Bryan Riley, 33, also asked for his own lawyer and will be appointed his own lawyer until he can get one, a judge said. Riley surrendered on Sunday morning after a furious gun battle with authorities who brought in at least one armored vehicle during their standoff. An officer then rushed into the home and rescued an 11-year-old girl, who was still conscious despite being shot seven times. She was in critical but stable condition on Monday, the sheriff’s office said. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Riley, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, appeared to be suffering from mental health issues. He said Riley’s girlfriend told investigators he had post-traumatic stress syndrome and had been unraveling for weeks, repeatedly telling her he could communicate directly with God. The slain family first...
    Bryan Riley, 33 slaughtered four people seemingly at random on Sunday in Lakeland, Florida. The heavily-armed sharp shooter engaged in a gunfight with police then emerged from the home without weapons and was taken into custody  A former marine who killed four people at random in a shooting spree in Florida on Sunday has been branded a 'coward' by sheriffs for surrendering to them unarmed and not giving them the chance to 'shoot him up a lot'.  Bryan Riley, 33 slaughtered four people seemingly at random on Sunday in Lakeland, Florida. He was an Afghanistan veteran who was battling PTSD and went on a sudden rampage on Sunday.  Among those killed was 40-year-old Justice Gleason, a 33-year-old woman and her baby. She was found still holding the infant. Because of Mary's Law, neither she nor the infant have been named by police.  While inside the family's home, Riley - who was heavily armed - engaged in a firefight with officers outside.  He eventually surrendered without any weapons and is now in custody.  At a press conference on Sunday, Polk County...
    A Marine Corps veteran accused of killing four strangers - including a mother and a three month-old baby she was holding in her arms - kept his eyes shut as he did his perp walk Sunday.  Bryan Riley ignored reporters questions about the alleged quadruple murder as he was led out of Polk County Sheriff's Office in Winter Haven, Florida, on Sunday and booked into a nearby jail.  He wore a white hazmat suit and could be seen squirming with discomfort as he was placed in a cruiser with his hands cuffed behind his back.   Riley, 33, was arrested at the scene for the massacre of the family in Lakeland, Florida, during the early hours on Sunday morning.  He is being held in Bartow, Florida and is expected in court on Monday at 1pm, according to WESH 2 reporter Senait Gebregiorgis.  After Sunday's shootings, Riley - who has been identified as a former Marine sharpshooter turned survivalist - tried to ambush police. He is said to have been high on crystal meth at the time, and allegedly told his girlfriend that...
    Facebook Justice Gleason Justice Gleason was named as the 40-year-old victim of a former Marine sharpshooter who authorities say went on a random shooting rampage in Florida, massacring Gleason, his wife and baby, and another relative. The gunman, who did not know the family, also wounded an 11-year-old girl, who has seven bullet wounds, but survived, the sheriff said. Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd described the suspect’s actions as an “action shooter rampage.” The suspect was named as Bryan Riley, a combat veteran who showed up at the Gleason home “for battle” even though he didn’t know the people inside, the sheriff said. Riley made statements to the officers, saying, “You know why I did this?” the sheriff revealed in a news conference. He said, “There’s three in the house.” He was driving a vehicle with a Marine Corps Florida license plate but described himself as a “survivalist.” He also said he was taking methamphetamine, the sheriff alleged. “Who in the world would ever expect to have an active shooter in a neighborhood at 4:30 on a...
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    What NOT to Do During a Bathroom Renovation A bathroom renovation is a surefire way to add value to your home, along with a sense of contentment to your day-to-day routine. Envision going from a dingy old bathroom with outdated everything to a light, bright and spotless new one. However, you risk a serious letdown if you make certain mistakes during the renovation process. © LugoStock/Shutterstock Here are eight things NOT to do during a bathroom renovation. Don't Fail to Plan Before you start ripping out tile, ordering towel bars or re-working the plumbing, take a step back and map out a complete plan. That wisdom comes from John Judd, Jr., co-owner of Judd Builders, an Asheville, N.C.-based construction company that specializes in custom homes and remodels. "Figuring (it) out as you go does not work," Judd says. What goes into said plan? For starters, the design and layout. Judd says you also need to select your fixtures and cabinets (toilet, shower, vanity, etc.) and decide whether you need to bring pros in for more complicated tasks, as electrical...
    Judd Apatow claims President Trump is responsible for Luke Letlow's death. Days away from being sworn in office, the Louisiana Republican "apparently suffered a cardiac event" after being hospitalized following a coronavirus diagnosis, Dr. G.E. Ghali, of LSU Health Shreveport, told NOLA.com. "If Trump had made wearing a mask essential to Republicans he would be alive. So would hundreds of thousands of others," Apatow, a vocal critic of the president, tweeted. Apatow's controversial tweet left dozens of Twitter users divided over his claim. Several people sided with the filmmaker, while others trolled him for casting blame on Republicans. JUDD APATOW ACCUSES FILM INDUSTRY OF CENSORSHIP: 'CHINA HAS BOUGHT OUR SILENCE' "Agreed. What sort of political system doesn't allow for immediate removal of a President such as this man? We are far from the greatest country in the world," one person replied to Apatow. Judd Apatow blamed President Trump for 'hundreds of thousands' of deaths related to COVID-19, including congressman-elect Luke Letlow. (REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian) A second person wrote: "It's a pathetic reality. While this virus isn't political, it became so when trump and his cult...
    Dressed to match his brothers in pajamas with a blue Giants helmet across the chest, Jason Garrett allowed an interruption to his busy day to pose for the family photo. He would’ve rather challenged John and Judd to a Giants tabletop electric football game. Or searched for a prized “Spider” Lockhart collectible stamp to complete the Giants team sticker book, sold at Sunoco stations. Or hustled off to Giants practice — and maybe beat the record-day the brothers came home with 10 nameplates peeled off the back of player jerseys. Don’t be confused. This is not the to-do list for a 54-year-old offensive coordinator but rather memories from the early 1970s rushing back within the Garrett clan, now that Jason is in his first season on the Giants’ coaching staff — hired 50 years after his father Jim joined the organization as an assistant coach. “We were certainly Giants fans first,” older brother John said. Jason grew up linked to the Dallas Cowboys and cherishes his time there as a quarterback and coach, but there is much more to this...
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