Country music legend Naomi Judd, one half of The Judds, dies at age 76 

Country music legend Naomi Judd one half of the duo The Judds has died, her daughter Ashley Judd announced Saturday 

Ashley Judd, the actress, confirmed her mother’s death on Twitter.  

She did not specify a cause of death but said, “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.” 

Scott Adkins, a publicist, said Ms. Judd died on Saturday outside Nashville but did not give a more specific location. 

The country music duo The Judds made up of Naomi and Wynonna Judd, was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. 

They had just announced their final tour — and their first together in a decade. It was to begin in the fall. 

The mother-daughter duo had 14 No. 1 singles during a three-decade career. 

They won nine Country Music Association Awards and seven awards from the Academy of Country Music