Naomi Judd's autopsy confirms that she died

Country singer Naomi Judd’s autopsy confirms that she died of natural causes, as her family releases a statement confirming her death

The autopsy report for Naomi Judd, released by the Nashville Medical Examiner’s Office on April 30th, confirmed statements the late country music star’s family members had already made regarding the circumstances of her death at the age of 76 on that day.

Judd died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to an autopsy report obtained by Fox News Digital on Friday.

An official statement provided to The Associated Press by Judd’s family stated that the family has always shared both the joys and sorrows of being a family openly and honestly. One important part of our story is that our matriarch was plagued by an unfair foe during her lifetime.

The statement went on to say, “She was treated for PTSD and bipolar disorder, two conditions to which millions of Americans can relate.”.

Country singer Naomi Judd’s autopsy confirms that she died of natural causes, as her family releases a statement confirming her death


In the report, it is noted that Judd was found unresponsive in her home by her family members. She was transported from her residence in Franklin, Tennessee to the Williamson Medical Center, “where she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving there.”

The manner of death was cited as suicide.

As per the autopsy report, the Kentucky native had a medical history that included anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic idiopathic pneumonitis, hepatitis C, hypertension, and hypothyroidism, among others.

As noted in the report, the decedent had previously had suicidal thoughts and was experiencing recent life stressors.

At the scene of the crime, a weapon and a note with suicidal connotations were found near the deceased.

Toxicology analysis of Judd’s system revealed that several prescription drugs were present in his system that were used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder.

It was announced on Tuesday that Judd’s two daughters, Wynonna, 58, and Ashley, 54, had lost their mother to mental illness in a tweet, writing, “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to a disease of mental illness.”.

As Ashley stated in a new interview with “Good Morning America” in May, “Because we don’t want this to become a part of the gossip economy, I’m going to share with you that she used a weapon; my mother used a firearm.”

Then she continued, saying, “So that is the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in a position that if we don’t tell you, someone else will.”.

The Judds were a musical duo formed in 1983 by Naomi and Wynonna Judd. Over a period of nearly three decades, the two won five Grammy Awards and scored 14 No. 1 hits as part of a career that spanned almost three decades.

The day before Wynonna and Naomi were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Naomi passed away.

A member of the family has asked for privacy as they mourn the loss and has encouraged anyone in a similar situation to seek assistance.