Naomi Judd, of the Grammy-winning couple The Judds, has died at the age of 76

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has passed away. she was 76 years old

The daughters announced his death Saturday in a statement provided to the Associated Press.

“Today we sisters have experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness, “the statement reads.” We are broken. We are going through deep sorrow and we know that because we have loved her, she has been loved by her audience. We are in unfamiliar territory. “. The declaration was not elaborated further.

Wynonna Judd, Ashley Judd and Naomi Judd during “Kiss The Girls” Premiere at Paramount Theater in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Judd would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.

The mother-daughter interpreters obtained 14 n. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. After rising to the top of country music, they decided to quit in 1991 after doctors diagnosed Naomi Judd with hepatitis.

Judd’s hits included “Love Can Build a Bridge” in 1990, “Mama He’s Crazy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984, “Turn It Loose” in 1988, “Girls Night Out” in 1985, “Rockin ‘ With the rhythm of the rain “in 1986 and” Nonno “in 1986.