According to the document, country music singer Naomi Judd left daughters Winona and Ashley in her will.
Judd, who died by suicide on April 30, named her husband, musician Larry Strickland, the executor of his estate. A copy of the will obtained by NBC News states that Strickland has “absolute authority and discretion” to do so as he sees fit with the properties within the property, including selling or leasing them, without any court or “any also with the approval of the beneficiary’s joiner”.
According to the document, Strickland is also entitled to “reasonable compensation” for any expenses incurred, including attorney and accountant fees, for its services and attorneys.
In the event that Strickland cannot serve as executor due to death or other causes, Judd appoints his brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland and Daniel Chris Witter, as co-executors, the will states. Wiatr is the president of Wiatr & Associates, a business management and accounting firm.
It is not known whether Winona or Ashley Judd have been named elsewhere as beneficiaries of any of Judd’s assets.
Judd’s will was drawn up on November 20, 2017. Witnesses who signed the document testified that she was “of sound mind, memory and understanding and was not under any restraint or in any way incapable of making a Last Will and Testament.”
NBC News has contacted representatives of the late singer’s estate and her daughters.
Wynonna and Ashley Judd announced their mother’s death in a statement on April 30, saying they had lost her to a “disease of mental illness.”
In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” shortly after Judd’s death, Ashley Judd shared the details of her mother’s efforts to shed light on mental health issues and encourage others to seek help. How did the death happen?
“He used a weapon,” she told host Diane Sawyer. “My mom used a shotgun, so this is the piece of information we’re very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we’re in a position that if we don’t say it, someone else is going.”
She also spoke of being the one to discover her mother’s body.
“I go with my mom and pop every day when I’m at home in Tennessee, so I used to go home, as I do every day. Mom said to me, ‘Will you stay with me? ?’ And I said, ‘Of course I will,’” she said. “I went upstairs to tell her that her good friend was there, and I found her. I am both sad and traumatized by her discovery.”
Judd, who has been vocal about her struggle with depression that left her dormant for two years, a day before she and her daughter Winona, the Grammy-winning duo of The Judds, died, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. included in. She was 76 years old.
In an essay for NBC News, Judd wrote to her daughters and husband about seeking their help for their severe depression.
“My family – Ashley, Winona and Larry – were just beside themselves,” she wrote. “When you see someone you love who is suffering so deeply, and there is nothing you can do, it is almost as hard on you as it is on the person who is suffering, especially when you are a- We love each other as much as we all love each other.”
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255TEXT OR VISIT 741741 AT HOME speakingofsuicide.com/resources for additional resources.
Wilson Wong, Kalhan Rosenblatt and Minivon Burke contributed.