“Be Free, My Beautiful Mother” – The Hollywood Reporter
Ashley Judd is paying tribute to her mother and thanking the public for the “outflow” of support following Naomi Judd’s death.
The actress, who announced her mother’s death on Saturday alongside her sister Wynonna, posted an online video and photo tribute to the matriarchal king Judd on Instagram on Tuesday. Noami died at age 76 near Nashville, just one day before she and Wynonna, both halves of the famous country duo The Judds, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Ashley wrote: “Your outpouring is coming to me. “Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, messages, texts, emails, posts, expressions. Each of us is alone and we are in friendship, broken and held, protected from nothingness and sustained in all things. It was the beginning of an old story, life and death, loss and life. ”
The post features photos of Ashley and Wynonna honoring The Judds and their mother’s inductance into the Hall of Fame, an alternative to Naomi featuring a reflection from when she was 11, as well as images of both three women at Catty Creek in Kentucky when they were younger. Two videos are also included, one of which shows Naomi’s husband Larry Strickland singing “How Great Thou Art” in memory of Naomi at Ashley’s residence.
“Be free, my beautiful mother. Be free,” Ashley concluded her post.
After their mother’s death, Ashley and Wynonna both shared in a double statement that they were “broken” by their mother’s death. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We have lost our beautiful mother to mental illness,” the statement read. “We are seeking deep grief and know that when we loved her, she was loved by the public. We are in unknown territory. ”
Strickland, in her own statement, shared that no further details about her death would be released and asked for privacy as the family grieve.
Hollywood also showed its warm support for Naomi, with Carrie Underwood, Kristen Chenoweth, Diane Warren, Andy Cohen and more sharing their condolences and tributes to the singer’s life and legacy on social media. festival.