Naomi Judd died of self-inflicted gunshot wound, Ashley Judd reveals

Naomi Judd died of self-inflicted gunshot wound, Ashley Judd reveals

Ashley Judd and her family wanted the world to hear from them about how Naomi Judd died.

Ashley Judd and her family wanted the world to hear from them about how Naomi Judd died.

"He used a weapon," Ashley Judd said. "A shotgun. So that's the piece of information we're very uncomfortable sharing."

"He used a weapon," Ashley Judd said. "A shotgun. So that's the piece of information we're very uncomfortable sharing."

She and her sister Winona Judd announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother "to a mental illness." She was 76 years old.

She and her sister Winona Judd announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother "to a mental illness." She was 76 years old.

The Judd sisters attended the ceremony and honored their mother.

The Judd sisters attended the ceremony and honored their mother.

There are other details the family is hoping to keep private, but Judd encourages anyone else struggling with mental illness to reach out and talk.

There are other details the family is hoping to keep private, but Judd encourages anyone else struggling with mental illness to reach out and talk.

Ashley Judd said the admiration and admiration of her peers could not penetrate her mother's mental illness.

Ashley Judd said the admiration and admiration of her peers could not penetrate her mother's mental illness.