American folk singer Naomi Judd, best known for her role in The Jude, which she co-founded with her daughter Vinona, has died at the age of 76, her family announced Saturday.
Wynonna and her actress sister Ashley shared their “deep grief” on their Instagram accounts.
“We lost our wonderful mother mentally,” they did not elaborate.
Naomi and Vinona Jude formed their pair in the late 1970s, winning several awards, including five Grammys. Some of the mother-daughter couple’s most popular songs include “Love Can Build a Bridge”, “Uncle His Crazy” and “Girls Night Out”.
Although separated in 1983, the two reunited several times for tours and special events, and were officially disbanded in 1991 when Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C.
The mother and daughter were set to tour again this fall for the first time in more than a decade, with the Country Music Hall of Fame announcing on Friday that “the judges will join their ranks on May 1 to help bring the country back to its roots.” Traditional folk music of the 1980s, with light and sweet songs influenced by the sound blues and its family harmony.
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