Dolly Parton has spoken out about her expensive good friend and fellow musician Naomi Judd‘s shocking demise. “I used to be so shocked to listen to about Naomi’s passing. Naomi and I have been shut,” the 76-year-old nation legend started in a heartfelt put up she shared on social media, including that they have been the identical age and even each Capricorns. “We beloved huge hair, make-up and music. I’ve all the time beloved Ashley, Wynonna, and Naomi. They’ve all the time been like sisters to me.” She continued on to congratulate Naomi’s daughter, Wynonna Judd, 57, for being inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame on Might 1 alongside together with her late mom.
Naomi passed away on April 29 and her daughter Ashley Judd, 54, confirmed the information in a somber assertion she shared on-line. “Immediately we sisters skilled a tragedy. We misplaced our lovely mom to the illness of psychological sickness,” she wrote. “We’re shattered. We’re navigating profound grief and know that as we beloved her, she was beloved by her public. We’re in unknown territory.”
Naomi, alongside together with her eldest daughter Wynonna, composed the mother-daughter nation duo The Judds. The singers rose to prominence within the Nineteen Eighties and launched six studio albums between 1983 and 1991. They have been nominated for a Grammy 9 occasions and have been victorious 5 occasions. They scored a powerful 14 No. 1 hits all through their careers collectively.
Wynonna tearfully accepted her and her mom’s entrance to the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside Ashley at some point after their mom’s premature demise. “I’m sorry that she couldn’t hold on till as we speak,” Ashley apologized on stage. Wynonna added: “Although my coronary heart is damaged I’ll proceed to sing.”
Dolly was removed from the one movie star to send condolences to Naomi’s family. “I had the consideration of assembly Naomi Judd years in the past and she or he was so extremely type. Sending love and prayers to Wynonna, Ashley, and the entire Judd household throughout this time. I by no means thought she’d go,” Broadway star and actress Kristin Chenoweth, 53, tweeted following the information. “I’m deeply saddened by the lack of my good friend and fellow Kentuckian, Naomi Judd,” fellow nation star Crystal Gayle, 71, wrote alongside a photograph of the late singer. “Naomi was all the time so particular to be with. She achieved a lot and she or he will probably be missed and beloved without end. My prayers exit to Naomi and her household,” she added. Nation singer Trisha Yearwood, 57, wrote: “I’m deeply saddened by the lack of Naomi Judd. My coronary heart goes out to her household throughout this extraordinarily troublesome time. Nation music won’t ever be the identical. Love each other.” A number of others shared comparable notes of affection and sympathy.