Judd, Naomi

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Judd, Naomi Gender: F
Diana Ellen Judd
born on 11 January 1946 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place Ashland, Kentucky, 38n29, 82w38
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°11' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°07 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 07°26'

Naomi Judd (2012)


American country-western singer, songwriter and actress, a co-star of the famed duo "The Judds" comprised of herself and daughter Wynonna. A first single in 1983 was followed with four platinum albums and five Grammys. They sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and were the No.1 touring country act, and her youngest daughter Ashley was beginning to make a name for herself as an actress when their dream lives were shattered. Naomi was forced to retire in 1990 with the diagnosis of hepatitis C. She suffered with nausea, vomiting and jaundice, in a wheelchair and unable to finish her sentences. Acknowledging the diagnosis but not accepting the prognosis, Naomi began her "voyage of self-discovery on the path to wellness."

Reestablishing her bond with God and investigating alternative healing methods, changing her diet and taking long walks at her Tennessee farm, she spent the next three years writing her best-selling autobiography, "Love Can Build a Bridge." Her book was later made into a four-hour miniseries for TV with Naomi as co-executive producer. By then, she was well enough to take over the business management of Wynonna's singing career in 1994.

Judd was pregnant and married by the time she was 17, giving birth to daughter Wynonna, four months after the wedding. She divorced her husband of eight years after the birth of her second daughter, Ashley. Managing with jobs as a secretary and model, she entered nursing school in 1976. Judd cut a home demo tape and submitted it to RCA to start their country-western debut. She and her daughter soared to success within a short period of time before her unfortunate bout with hepatitis C. She was married to Larry Strickland, her lover and manager for 11 years, even though the romance had a rocky history. Judd filed for divorce from Strickland on 14 August 2000 at the Williamson County Chacery Court in Tennessee, alleging adultery and inappropriate marital conduct.

On 2 April 2001, Judd broke her right ankle when she stepped in a hole on her Tennessee farm.

The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2021.

Judd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her home in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee on 30 April 2022 at the age of 76. She had long been struggling with depression accompanied by anxiety, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts. The medications prescribed to her, including lithium, produced side effects including facial edema, alopecia, and tremors, which caused her further emotional distress.

Announcing her death, her daughters tweeted: "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness." On 12 May 2022, Ashley Judd revealed in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America that Judd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after years of mental illness. She revealed this in order to help raise awareness of mental illness, which she hoped would help those suffering from it.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Prepon, Laura (born 7 March 1980). Notes: Co-stars in 2011 TV movie "The Killing Game"
  • parent->child relationship with Judd, Ashley (born 19 April 1968)
  • other kin relationship with Judd, Elijah (born 23 December 1994). Notes: Grandkin
  • other kin relationship with Kelley, Grace (born 21 June 1996). Notes: Grandkin


  • Health : Begin remission 1993 (Hepatitis C)
  • Health : Begin remission 6 May 1997 (Last injection of interferon)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 14 August 2000 (Filed for divorce from Larry)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 2 April 2001 (Broke ankle)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 2021 (Country Music Hall of Fame)
  • Death by Suicide 30 April 2022 (Self-inflicted gunshot wound, age 76)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Kathryn Farmer.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Hepatitis C)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anxiety Disorder
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Other Psychological (Panic attacks)
  • Family : Relationship : Married early less than 18 (First marriage at 17)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Wynonna and Ashley)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Four platinum albums)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Manager/ Agent (Business manager for Wynonna)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Alternative methods (Tried alternative methods of healing)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Love Can Build a Bridge")
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Five)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Country Music)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection