Naomi Judd ‘left out’ her daughters Wynonna and Ashley out of her will
The late country singer Naomi Judd excluded her daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd, in her last will and testament.
Here is everything you need to know.
Naomi Judd left her daughters out of her will
Naomi Judd took her own life from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her residence in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, in April 2022. She died at the age of 76.
According to court documents, Naomi named her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate.
The documents say: ‘I nominate and appoint my spouse, Larry Strickland, as executor of my estate. In the event my spouse terminates or no longer serves, I hereby name and appoint my brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr as co-executors. I direct that no bond be required from my executor.
In addition, he has said in his will that Strickland will have “full authority and discretion” over any property that is an asset to his estate. Furthermore, he would not require ‘the approval of any court’ or the permission of any beneficiary of the estate.
The famous country artist also stated in her will that the 76-year-old musician would be entitled to “reasonable compensation” for his services.
He added that he would be paid or reimbursed for all “reasonable expenses, advances and disbursements, including attorneys’ and accountants’ fees, made or incurred in the administration of my estate.”
More about Naomi Judd’s will
According to the documents, Naomi Judd prepared her will on November 20, 2017, almost five years before her death.
Supposedly, Naomi was “of sound mind and memory” when she signed her will despite battling depression for most of her life.
According to one outlet, Wynonna is “upset” that she was not included in her mother’s will. Also, since she was one half of the duo, The Judds, along with Naomi. Furthermore, she “believes that she was a major force behind her mother’s success.”
The Judds were the most famous mother-daughter duo in country music. They were undefeated for eight consecutive years in all three major country music award shows.
Neither sister has yet shown any signs of conflict over their mother or her will.
Furthermore, the value of Naomi’s estate is estimated to be around $25 million.
Naomi died a day before she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Wynonna. Regardless, the sisters attended the ceremony and accepted the honor on behalf of her mother.