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

Naomi Judd's family granted court order to keep death records private

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Naomi Judd’s family received a temporary court order on Tuesday to keep her death certificates sealed for the public record.

In court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Larry Strickland and Judd’s two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, have filed for injunctive relief in Williamson County, Tennessee.

According to the order, “sheriff’s deputies, in accordance with standard procedure,” had “conducted an investigation into Ms Judd’s death,” which resulted in the collection of evidence.

The order goes on to say that “records were made with photographs, video recordings, audio recordings and written reports.” “According to information and belief, some of these records contain Ms. Judd graphically depicted,” it added.

NAOMI JUDD’S DAUGHTERS ASHLEY, NOT NAMED WYNONNA IN WILL, ARE MENTIONED AS BENEFICIARIES OF TRUST

Naomi Judd’s family, which includes daughters Ashley and Wynonna, received a court order on Tuesday to keep their mother’s death certificates sealed from public view.
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The court documents said Judd’s family would suffer “irreparable harm in the form of emotional stress, pain and mental anguish if this data were released.”

The injunction continued: “Releasing these records would continue to hurt the entire family for years.”

The temporary injunction was granted on Tuesday and a hearing is scheduled for September 12.

According to the warrant, “investigative or evidence” related to the case, including “medical records, police investigation reports and photos, videos and other images” cannot be released.

The country star died by suicide on April 30. She was 76.

Ashley and Wynonna announced their mother’s death in a statement shared on social media in April.

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

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

“We are going through deep sorrow and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.”

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Details behind Judd’s will have recently surfaced. Judd named her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as the executor of her estate, according to legal documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

Strickland was given “full authority and discretion” to handle and administer “any real estate comprising any property of my estate” without the approval of a court, the aggregation of a beneficiary, or the disclosure of the identity of a beneficiary of my estate. legacy. “

Judd's family said the release of her... "graphic" death certificates would cause their family "pain for years to come."

Judd’s family said releasing her “graphic” death certificates would “hurt their family for years.”
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Naomi has appointed her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr 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 Wynonna are not specifically named 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 Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Tracy Wright of Fox News contributed to this report.