Naomi Judd autopsy confirms singer died by suicide, family asks for 'respectful privacy'

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An autopsy of Naomi Judd confirmed Friday that the country music star died by suicide, as Judd's family previously reported.

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The Grammy-winning singer, one half of mother-daughter duo The Judds, died April 30 at 76.

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Judd's daughters Wynonna and Ashley announced her death on social media that day

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"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," the sisters tweeted.

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 "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public."

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The medical examiner in Tennessee determined Judd's manner of death and said Judd had anxiety and bipolar disorder and had left a "note with suicidal connotations" near scene,

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In a statement, Judd's family asked for prayers and thoughts for those who live with mental illness and their loved ones,

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"We have always shared openly both the joys of being family as well its sorrows, too.

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