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Ashley Judd Opening his mouth about his mother Naomi JudeIts a sad last moment.
In an emotional interview with Dr. Diane Soyer On Good morning America On Thursday, the daughter of the country music star confirmed that she had died by suicide, adding that she had died after being hit by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Double danger They tearfully mentioned:
“She used a weapon. My mother used a firearm. That’s part of the information that we’re very uncomfortable sharing.”
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Sadly, Ashley discovered that her mother had died. With his honest father, Larry StricklandOutside the city, he was asked to stay the night with the musician, he recalled:
“It was a mixed day. When I was at home in Tennessee, I met my mom every day and popped in, so I was at home. And mom said to me, ‘Will you stay with me?’ And I said, ‘Of course I will.’
Later, Ashley went out to greet a friend. He then went upstairs to rescue his mother, but with a tragic turn for the worse, he continued:
“I went upstairs to tell him [her] The friend was there, and I discovered him. I have both grief and trauma from the discovery. “
Oh my gosh that is gut-wrenching. Since her mother’s death on April 30, Ashley has been tasked with sharing details of her death in hopes of enlightening her family on mental health. In doing so, the 54-year-old confirmed the difference between discussing her mother and her mental health challenges, noting:
“When we talk about mental illness, it is very important to be clear and to distinguish between loved ones and the disease. My mother knew she had been seen and heard of her pain and had been taken home.
The actress also hinted that the singer “could not say yes” to her inclusion. Country Music Hall of Fame, Which happened one day after his death. Looking back, he feels that it raises the “level of catastrophe of what was happening inside him”:
“The barrier between what his colleagues were holding him in could not penetrate his heart and the lies that this disease told him were extremely believable.”
Asked in detail what that “lie” was, he shared:
“You’re not enough. You don’t love him. You’re not worthy. He has a brain injury. It hurts physically.”
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As we have reported, Ashley and her sister, Winona Jude, Announced last month that the lyricist had died of a “mental illness”. The next day, they appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame to see their mother honored for her work. Juds (Musical pairing composed of her and Waynona). It was an emotional day for everyone involved, especially the sisters who broke down in tears as they spoke in Jude’s honor.
Interestingly, Naomi has been open about her struggles with frustration and anxiety for years. In 2016, he reflected on stopping traveling with his eldest daughter in 2011, he revealed GMA:
“[Fans] Look at me in rhinestones, you know, my hair is shiny, really who I am. But then I would come home and not be out of the house for three weeks, and not get out of my pajamas and practice normal hygiene. It was really bad. “
Our hearts go out to all Jude as they mourn this horrible loss. You can hear more about how Ashley and her family are coping in her full interview (below).
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If you are in crisis or know someone in distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis text line by text home 741741.
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