Naomi Judd left a suicide note insisting her daughter Wynonna be banned from her funeral – and claiming she was mentally ill.
The Post-it-style sheet was found near the 76-year-old’s body after she killed herself in her Tennessee mansion in April.
He said, ‘Don’t let Way come to my funeral. She is mentally ill. It appears that the word “no” is underlined.
The memo was among a series of documents released by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department this week.
A source said that Wynonna attended the funeral Radar Onlineand believes the note was written when her mother was not in her right mind.
Cops also shared photos of the country music star’s bloodstained bed as well as a picture of a gun on her nightstand.
Meanwhile, they make public a series of notes written by a deputy who attended the crime scene, saying that Naomi had made death threats “six times”.
The Judds — daughters Wynonna, 58, Ashley, 54, and husband Larry Strickland — tried to stop the police from declaring, but dropped the case in December.
Naomi Judd left a suicide note at her bedside, insisting that her daughter, Wynonna, not attend her funeral
Naomi Judd (right) with her daughter, Wynonna (left), in one of her last public appearances. She is pictured waving to the crowd at the CMT Music Awards on April 11, 2022
Sharif published pictures of the scene in which Jude committed suicide
Stunning photos from the scene showed a Post-it style note stuck to what appears to be a journal.
It also showed her large bed covered in blood that stained the sheets and pillow after the tragedy.
Meanwhile, Nabeh’s notes shed more light on what happened the day of her death, including conversations the cops had with the family.
Strickland, her husband of 33 years, was in Europe at the time of her death and the police report indicated that she did not like to be alone.
“I didn’t like being alone / Larry in Europe,” the sheriff’s deputy wrote in a handwritten note from the scene.
She threatened to kill herself six times, weapons were involved. She locked herself in her bedroom. She was threatening to shoot the people who took her (unread).
The police report also details how Ashley found and reassured her mother as they waited 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the Leppers Fork home, 25 miles south of downtown Nashville.
Ashley finds her mother in a frenzy and calls family physician Dr. Ted Klontz. The actress told the police that her mother yelled: kill me, kill me now. I do not want to live!
She said she replied, “Now, Mom, you know I wouldn’t do that.”
Ashley texted Clontz, writing: “She’s going through an episode. Screaming, crying, pacing… an emergency… please come to mom… right now. ‘
When Clontes arrived, she told him, “She was crying out and speaking in tongues.” Ashley said her mother calmed down when the doctor arrived, and later left her alone to discuss her condition.
When she returned to the room, she found her mother with a gunshot wound to the head. She said to the doctor: I did it. I finally did.
Ashley Judd (left) with her mother Naomi Judd (center) and sister Wynonna Judd (right)
Naomi Judd’s home in Tennessee where she was found with a gunshot wound to the head
In a shocking New York Times article, Ashley described in August how finding out about her mother was “the most shattering day of my life.”
She wrote, “The shock of discovering her body in labor and then holding it haunted my nights.”
But instead of being able to comfort her mother in her dying moments, Ashley said the police officers harshly interrogated her and removed her from her mother.
“I felt cornered and helpless as law enforcement officers began questioning me as the last of my mother’s life was fading away,” she wrote.
“I wanted to comfort her, and tell her how she was about to see her father and her younger brother when she went away home, as we say in Appalachia.”
Ashley said she was in shock after finding her dying mother answered police questions she didn’t want to.
“I wouldn’t have answered it any other day,” she said, and never thought to consider whether the public would have access to it later.
“In the immediate aftermath of a life-altering tragedy, when we are in acute shock, shock, panic and distress, the authorities show up to speak to us,” she wrote.
Because many of us are socially conditioned to cooperate with law enforcement, we don’t really care what we say.
I never considered asking my own questions, including: Is your body cam on? Is my voice being recorded again? Where and how will what I share be stored, used, and made available to the public? “
According to the report, the bullet that killed Judd “pierced the right side of the scalp and entered the skull through a gunshot wound in the entrance.”
The country star died from a bullet wound in April 2022 at the age of 76.
Ashley Judd (left) with her mother, Naomi Judd (right). Ashley and her family have petitioned to have police records sealed for interviews conducted in the moments following Naomi’s suicide last April. The family dropped their efforts in December
Both Ashley and Wynonna were written out of their mother’s will, with it left to Strickland to make decisions about her estate and assets.
Judd’s family said in a statement confirming her death: ‘Our beloved mother and wife passed away from a mental illness.
Everyone who has gone through this tragedy understands that, in the depths of a mental health crisis, thinking is deeply distorted.
Moreover, the worst days are never the comforts and pleasures of disease-free days.
In the aftermath of this tragedy, our family has tried to grieve, together, with our community, and most importantly, for the privacy that everyone who loses a loved one deserves.
We have always been a candid and open family about both our hardships and the depth of our love for one another.
However, in this particular matter, we are asking for privacy, because a death with privacy is a death with more dignity.
The Judds were the most successful country singers of the ’80s, winning five Grammys, nine CMA’s, and selling 20 million records.
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, May 1 — the day after their mother committed suicide.
Portrayed Naomi and Winona Judd in their climax
On May 29, one month after her mother’s death, Winona wrote an emotional Instagram post in which she spoke of her unbearable grief and fear that she would never be able to ‘receive the truth’ of the way her mother left this life.
Naomi had a rocky upbringing – she attributed her depression in part to the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her uncle when she was just three years old.
When she was 22, Naomi was raped and beaten by her ex-boyfriend, a trauma that saw her flee Los Angeles for rural Kentucky, where she lived with her children on welfare while training to be a nurse.
They lived in a house without electricity, telephone, television, or indoor plumbing.
Naomi moved to Nashville when she qualified and eventually became the lead nurse in the ICU.
There she learns that the patient’s father works in the music industry. She made a tape of herself singing with Wynonna, gave it to him and launched The Judds’ music career.
On May 29, one month after her mother’s death, Winona wrote an emotional Instagram post in which she spoke of her unbearable grief and fear that she would not be able to ‘surrender to the truth’ the way her mother left this life.
She wrote about “personal healing,” her sense of helplessness and the few things she knew in the face of such despair and drama.
She said she would continue to fight for her faith, herself and her family, to continue to “show up and sing”.
She vowed to break the cycle of addiction and dysfunction that haunts Jude’s women.