Naomi Judd has died by suicide, concert tour status uncertain, magazine reports


Concert halls are awaiting information on the status of a planned fall tour with the late Naomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna.

People The magazine said the Judd family were meeting this week to discuss “the status of the upcoming tour to see how and if it can play out in an obviously different incarnation.”

The mother-daughter duo was scheduled to perform at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on October 22 and at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla., on October 21. The tour website listed the stops as the only sold out dates. out.

Several sources said People that Naomi Judd committed suicide, but neither the country singer’s family nor representatives have confirmed this.

According People, a rep for Naomi Judd did not comment. An additional statement from Larry Strickland, Naomi’s husband of 32 years, read: ‘Naomi Judd’s family asks for confidentiality during this heartbreaking time. No additional information will be released at this time. »

Naomi Judd was a longtime advocate for mental wellness. She had been open about her mental health in her 2016 book, River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope.

As of Thursday, Dickies Arena management had not heard of any plans from the Judd family or tour promoter Sandbox Entertainment, Dickies Arena spokeswoman Whitney Blake said.

“We are also waiting,” she said. “People checked in with us, but they were all pretty patient and respectful.”

Naomi Judd, 76, died on Saturday. Wynonna and her sister, Ashley Judd, announced their mother’s death in a statement: “We have lost our beautiful mother to mental illness.”

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Naomi and Wynonna have won five Grammy Awards as country duo The Judds. Their songs include “Have Mercy” and “Why Not Me”.

CMT paid tribute to Naomi Judd with a special TV tribute, CMT remembers: Naomi Judd. The show still has screenings this weekend on CMT.

CMT is also streaming the Judds’ final performance of “Love Can Build A Bridge” from the 2022 CMT Music Awards this week on CMT Channels, CMT Music and CMT Pluto.

This report contains material from The Associated Press.

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