The death of American singer, Naomi Judd has been ruled a suicide following a confirmation by her autopsy report.
In April, Judd’s family confirmed her passing with her daughters, Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd, revealing that their mother had passed away due to a “disease of mental illness.” However, now it is known that the musician, who was 76 years old when she passed away, committed suicide.
The autopsy, which is a matter of public record in Tennessee, revealed that Judd, one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo The Judds, passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Judd was battling bipolar at the time, and her family later revealed that she was also battling post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the medical examiner’s report, she was taking prescription medication to treat her bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prior to her passing, Judd and her family had previously spoken about her protracted battle with depression, but they never went into specifics.