The cause of Naomi Judd’s death was a self-injury with a firearm, Ashley’s daughter reveals in new interview

Naomi Goodcountry music icon who died On April 30, at the age of 75, her daughter died of gunshot wounds. Ashley JuddIt was revealed Thursday morning.

Ashley Judd appeared in “good morning americaTo talk with Diane Sawyer about her mother’s death and how the Judd family has been coping in the weeks that followed. She said her family wanted to control the flow of information about the death before the autopsy was released.

“I used a gun…my mother used a firearm,” Ashley told Sawyer. “This is a piece of information that we feel very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in a position to if we don’t say it to someone else.”

Ashley said her family has commissioned her to discuss her mother’s death in order to highlight the disease and light a path for fans who need help.

“My mother knew she had been seen and heard in her suffering, and she came home,” she said, adding, “When we talk about mental illness, it is very important to be clear and distinguish between our loved ones and the disease. It is so real, it lies, it is brutal.”

Ashley has also said that despite her mother’s impending induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, she hasn’t been able to stand up to the disease.

“Our mother couldn’t hold out until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers,” she said. “This is the level of disaster for what was going on inside her, because the barrier between the gaze they were holding her in could not penetrate her heart, and the lie the disease had told her was too convincing.”

Ashley also detailed her mother’s last day.

“It was a mixed day,” she said. “I visit with my mom and have fun every day when I’m home in Tennessee, so I was home visiting every day. My mom said, ‘Will you stay with me?’ And I said, ‘Of course I will’…I went upstairs to tell her that her good friend was There I discovered it. I am heartbroken and shocked to discover it.”

She also encouraged fans to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) if they need help.

In a statement released by Ashley Judd and her sister Winona immediately after their mother’s death, the two attributed her death to “mental illness.”

“Today we sisters witnessed a tragedy,” the Associated Press quoted the statement as saying. “We have lost our beautiful mother to a mental illness. We broke. We are dealing with a deep heartbreak and know that just as we loved her, so did her fans. We are in uncharted territory.”

The day after Naomi Judd’s death, The Judds, a musical duo composed of Wynonna Judd and her mother, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in a weeping ceremony.

“I didn’t bring anything tonight because I knew my mom was probably going to talk a lot,” Winona told the audience while grooming. “I’m going to make this quick, because my heart is broken, and I feel so lucky. It’s a very strange dynamic, to be broken and blessed…Even though my heart is broken, I’m going to keep singing, because that’s what we do.”