The autopsy report reveals the horrific details of Naomi Judd’s suicide
Tragic details regarding Naomi Judd’s death have been disclosed.
An autopsy report from the Nashville medical examiner’s office and acquired shows that Judd died by suicide after being found “unresponsive in her home by family” at 10:57 a.m. local time on April 30.
“She had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported to Williamson Medical Center where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival,”
Gunshot “perforated through the right side of the scalp and entered the skull through an entrance-type gunshot wound,” as stated in the autopsy report.
After the country superstar’s untimely passing, Judd’s cause of death was widely speculated to be a suicide due to her well-documented history of mental illness.
The Nashville medical examiner’s office also issued a toxicology report that detailed the various medications the 76-year-old performer had been taking before to her death, such as those for sleeplessness, anti-Parkinson, depression, and seizures.
The medical examiner also noted “what appears to be the words’suit case'” scrawled in “faint pen ink” on the musician’s left palm.
The doctor notes Judd’s history of “significant” anxiety, depression, bipolar illness, chronic idiopathic pneumonitis, hepatitis C, hypertension, and hypothyroidism.
The article adds, “According to family, the deceased had previous suicidal ideations and recent life stressors.” “A weapon and a note with suicidal connotations were found near the decedent at the scene.”
On “Good Morning America,” Ashley Judd confirmed that her mother had committed suicide by gunshot, and that she had “discovered” her body.
She resorted to violent means. My mother used a firearm,” the “Double Jeopardy” star, 54, told Diane Sawyer in May. In other words, that is the bit of knowledge we would rather not reveal.
Due to the “graphic” nature of Judd’s death, her surviving family members requested the sealing of her death papers earlier this month.
Ashley, her sister, Wynonna Judd, and Naomi’s husband, Larry Strickland, argued in court documents acquired by NBC that revealing investigative information may cause them “emotional distress, pain and mental anguish.”
The estate representative for Naomi did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment on the autopsy report.