“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,” sisters Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd said in a statement to the Associated Press.
Naomi attended the CMT Awards on April 11, 2022, alongside daughter Wynnona. According to CMT.com, the Judds performed their song “Love Can Build a Bridge,” at the show. The performance marked the first time the two sang together at the CMT Awards in more than two decades.
Some photos from the event are the last ones of Naomi that were shared online.
Here’s what you need to know:
Naomi Posed for Photos at the CMT Awards
Naomi and Wynonna sat together at the CMT Awards and posed with pictures with some of the biggest names in country music.
“ALLLL the girl power last night,” Wynonna captioned a post, which now consists of some of the last pictures of her mom.
In the first photo of the post, Naomi and Wynonna posed for a picture with Miranda Lambert. In the next, they got close together for a selfie with Carly Pearce. “High Horse” singer Kacey Musgraves was also featured in the snaps.
Believed to be her last public event before her death, Naomi walked the pink carpet alongside Wynonna. Naomi wore a hot pink gown that featured a low-cut top and a dramatic portrait collar for the occasion. Meanwhile, Wynonna chose an all-black ensemble, complete with a lace sleeve overlay that covered half of her hands.
Although Naomi does have her own Instagram account, the last photo that she shared there was from 2018.
Wynonna & Naomi Were Announced as Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
In August 2021, it was announced that the Judds were going to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, making them the first all-female group to receive the honor, according to CMT.com.
“Twenty years… it’s about damn time,” Wynonna said after learning that she and her mom would be honored by the CMHOF.
“Alright….I said it! In all seriousness, John Lennon always said that he just wanted to be remembered. Now…we’re truly part of history, or I should say HERstory. Thank you to the @cma and @officialcmhof for this incredible honor,” Wynonna captioned an Instagram photo of her and her mom after the news was released.
The induction ceremony will be held on May 1, 2022, though it’s unknown if Wynonna will be in attendance.
“Can’t think of a better way to be welcomed to our new home at the @officialcmhof than by the fans. Looking forward to seeing your sweet faces along the red carpet on Sunday,” she captioned an Instagram post on April 29, 2022.
Fans have taken to that specific post to leave their condolences for Wynonna following the loss of her mom.