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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 11: Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd of The Judds attend the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Naomi Judd of the legendary country duo the Judds and mother of singer Wynonna and actor Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.

The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement posted to social media. “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.” The statement did not elaborate further.

The Judds — Naomi and Wynonna — were due to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame tomorrow and they had just announced an arena tour to kick off in the fall; it would have been their first tour in over a decade.