Naomi Judd’s family granted court order to keep death records secret

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Naomi Good The family obtained a temporary court order on Tuesday to keep their death records sealed from the public record.

In court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Larry Strickland and Judd’s daughters, Winona and Ashley, filed a lawsuit in Williamson County, Tennessee.

According to the order, the “Sheriff’s Deputies, as per usual procedure” conducted an “inquiry into Mrs. Judd’s death” that resulted in evidence gathering.

The order goes on to note that “records have been created that include photos, video recordings, audio recordings, and written reports.” “Based on information and belief, some of these records contain graphic images of Mrs. Judd,” she added.

Naomi’s daughters Judd Ashley, and Winona not named at will, reportedly listed as trust recipients

Naomi Judd's family, including their daughter Ashley and Winona, obtained a court order on Tuesday to keep records of their mother's death closed to the public.

Naomi Judd’s family, including their daughter Ashley and Winona, obtained a court order on Tuesday to keep records of their mother’s death closed to the public.
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Court documents stated that Judd’s family “would suffer irreparable harm in the form of psychological distress, pain and mental illness if these records were disclosed.”

“The release of these records will continue to cause pain for the entire family for years to come.”

The temporary order was issued on Tuesday and a hearing is scheduled for September 12.

According to the order, “no investigative or evidentiary material” could be released in connection with the case which includes “medical records, law enforcement investigation reports, photographs, videos and other images.”

country music star She died by suicide on April 30. She was 76 years old.

Announced Ashley and Winona The death of their mother Through a statement posted on social media in April.

Naomi Judd has appointed her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her final will.  The couple posed for a 2005 photo shoot in Los Angeles, California.

Naomi Judd has appointed her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her final will. The couple posed for a 2005 photo shoot in Los Angeles, California.
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“Today we sisters witnessed a tragedy,” the joint statement said. “We have lost our beautiful mother to a mental illness. We are broken.

“We are dealing with a deep grief and know that just as we loved her, her people loved her. We are in uncharted territory.”

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The details behind Judd’s will surfaced recently. Judd has appointed her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate, according to legal documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

Strickland has been given “full power and discretion” to handle and administer “any real property consisting of the principal of my estate, without the consent of any court, or the incorporation of any beneficiary or the disclosure of the identity of any beneficiary of my estate.”

Judd's family said her release

Judd’s family said the release of their “photographed” death records would cause “pain to their families for years to come”.
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Naomi has appointed her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Danielle Chris Waterer as co-executors in the event of Larry’s death or if he is unable to act as executor.

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According to Us Weekly, although Ashley and Winona are not specifically mentioned by name in the will, a source close to the family told the outlet that the two are listed as beneficiaries of Naomi’s trust.

A Wynonna Judd representative did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.

If you or someone you know has thoughts about suicide, please call Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.