Naomi Judd‘s family was recently granted a court order, which will keep her death records sealed.

The late singer’s husband, Larry Strickland, and her two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd, wrote in a filing that the records depict Naomi’s death in a “graphic manner;” and that, if the evidence which police had collected at the scene were to be made public, it would cause “emotional distress, pain and mental anguish.”

The paperwork was filed in Williamson County, Tennnessee, August 1st.

The temporary order was granted on August 2nd, with an evidentiary hearing scheduled for September 12th.

Naomi committed suicide, in her Williamson County home, on April 30th at the age of 76.


  • Naomi’s death occurred one day before she and Wynonna were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • The Judds were set to head out on a farewell tour, beginning in September – and Wynonna has decided to go ahead with the tour, joined by friends such as Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood and Brandi Carlisle on select dates.
  • The 11-date The Judds’ The Final Tour arena run kicks off in Grand Rapids, MI, at Van Andel Arena on September 30th.
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