Naomi Judd Dead at 76: Celebs Mourn Country Star With Moving Tributes

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Maren Morris, Hoda Kotb, Carrie Underwood and much are each remembering state euphony legend Naomi Judd.

The singer's passing was confirmed by her daughters, singer Wynonna Judd, 57, and histrion Ashley Judd, 54, connected April 30. She was 76.

"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We mislaid our beauteous parent to the illness of intelligence illness," work their statement, which was posted connected Ashley's societal media. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and cognize that arsenic we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are successful chartless territory."

Naomi performed arsenic portion of the Grammy award-winning duo The Judds alongside her eldest girl Wynonna. The heartbreaking quality of her decease comes conscionable 1 time earlier the brace were set to beryllium inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame unneurotic connected May 1.

The mother-daughter duo performed their deed "Love Can Build a Bridge" for the last clip astatine the 2022 CMT Music Awards earlier this month.

This September, The Judds were acceptable to embark connected their "The Final Tour," which included 3 already sold-out shows, alongside chap state prima Martina McBride.

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Following Ashley's announcement, an outpouring of emotion from chap musicians, celebrities and long-time listeners rapidly took implicit societal media. Read their moving tributes below.

Carrie Underwood: "Country euphony mislaid a existent legend…sing with the angels, Naomi!!! We're each sending up prayers for the Judd household today…"

Travis Tritt: "This is heartbreaking news! Naomi Judd was 1 of the sweetest radical I've ever known. I had the grant of moving with her successful movies and galore philharmonic events. My deepest heartfelt condolences spell retired to her family."

Maren Morris: "Rest In Peace, Naomi Judd. Honored to person witnessed "Love Can Build a Bridge" conscionable a fewer abbreviated weeks ago."

Kristen Johnson: "I'm truthful bittersweet astir Naomi Judd. She was truthful beauteous & lukewarm & amusive but the happening I retrieve champion was however arrogant she was of her daughters, she talked astir them the full time. My bosom breaks for her family."

Hoda Kotb: "So saddened by this news. @kathielgifford and one treasured the moments we shared with her connected our show.  One of a benignant RIP."

Andy Cohen: "I loved Naomi Judd. Among her galore talents, she was conscionable truthful overmuch fun, a large storyteller and a fantastic spirit."

Rosanna Arquette: "I'm precise bittersweet to perceive that Naomi Judd has passed away. Rest In Peace .Sending emotion and airy to Ashley and Wynonna and each who emotion her."

Bobby Bones: "RIP Naomi Judd. My ma taught maine seemingly each 1 of your songs. She'd sing them often and loud. You near Country Music amended than you recovered it."

Gov. Mike Huckabee: "Devastated by decease of Naomi Judd who w/ girl @Wynonna was 1 of large duos of each time.  One of my favourite & astir memorable interviews was w/ Naomi. I loved her candor & wit & truthful respect idiosyncratic communicative of persistence. She is irreplaceable. #sad"

K. Michelle: "Omg R.I.P Naomi Judd. The Judds were the archetypal state creator I ever listened to. I knew that Love tin physique a span medium connection for word. U were my first, you made maine autumn successful emotion with state euphony . To this time successful my location your representation stands tall. Thanks for years of music."

Cole Swindell: "Naomi Judd truthful bittersweet to perceive this news. Thinking of each of her household & friends. Tough time for state music.."

John Rich: "So precise bittersweet to perceive of #NaomiJudd passing today. I had the large grant of knowing her, and she was nary uncertainty 1 of the astir iconic entertainers ever to marque state music. Thinking of my bully person @Wynonna close now, this is simply a precise pugnacious time for her and the family. #TheJudds"

Joan & the Roses: "@juddsofficial SLAYED the #CMTAwards conscionable a fewer weeks ago. I americium shocked. Stunned. Jaw dropped. Rest In Peace, "Mama Judd". Crazy travel penning this. What the f—! My emotion to @Wynonna and @AshleyJudd . I can't adjacent imagine. Just sending healing & comfort. ���� #NaomiJudd"

Crystal Gayle: "I americium profoundly saddened by the nonaccomplishment of my person and chap Kentuckian, Naomi Judd. Naomi was ever truthful peculiar to beryllium with. She accomplished truthful overmuch and she volition beryllium missed and loved forever. My prayers spell retired to Naomi and her family."

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