Dolly Parton has spoken out about her expensive buddy and fellow musician Naomi Judd‘s shocking demise. “I was so shocked to hear about Naomi’s passing. Naomi and I were close,” the 76-year-old nation legend started in a heartfelt submit she shared on social media, including that they have been the identical age and even each Capricorns. “We loved big hair, makeup and music. I have always loved Ashley, Wynonna, and Naomi. They’ve always been like sisters to me.” She continued on to congratulate Naomi’s daughter, Wynonna Judd, 57, for being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1 alongside along with her late mom.
Naomi handed away on April 29 and her daughter Ashley Judd, 54, confirmed the information in a somber assertion she shared on-line. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” she wrote. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
Naomi, alongside along 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 instances and have been victorious 5 instances. They scored a formidable 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 someday after their mom’s premature demise. “I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” Ashley apologized on stage. Wynonna added: “Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing.”
Dolly was removed from the one movie star to ship condolences to Naomi’s household. “I had the honor of meeting Naomi Judd years ago and she was so incredibly kind. Sending love and prayers to Wynonna, Ashley, and the whole Judd family during this time. I never thought she’d go,” Broadway star and actress Kristin Chenoweth, 53, tweeted following the information. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow Kentuckian, Naomi Judd,” fellow nation star Crystal Gayle, 71, wrote alongside a photograph of the late singer. “Naomi was always so special to be with. She accomplished so much and she will be missed and loved forever. My prayers go out to Naomi and her family,” she added. Country singer Trisha Yearwood, 57, wrote: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Naomi Judd. My heart goes out to her family during this extremely difficult time. Country music will never be the same. Love one another.” Several others shared comparable notes of affection and sympathy.