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Naomi Judd’s family was given a temporary court order Tuesday to keep her death record sealed from public record.
In court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Larry Strickland and Judd’s two daughters, Winona and Ashley, filed for injunctive relief in Williamson County, Tennessee.
According to the order, “the sheriff’s deputation, per standard procedure” had conducted an “inquiry into the death of Mrs. Jude”, as a result of which evidence was collected.
The order said that “records were made which include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings and written reports.” “On information and belief, some of these records depict Mrs Judd in a graphic manner,” it added.
Naomi Judd’s daughters Ashley, Wynonna not named in the will, reportedly listed as beneficiaries of the trust
Naomi Judd’s family, including daughters Ashley and Winona, were ordered Tuesday to keep records of their mother’s death sealed from the public. (Ivan Agostini)
Court documents state that Judd’s family will suffer “irreparable harm in the form of emotional distress, pain and mental anguish upon release of these records.”
The order continued: “The release of these records will continue to bring pain to the entire family for years to come.”
The provisional order was given on Tuesday and a clear hearing is scheduled for September 12.
According to the order, “any investigative or evidence material” including “medical records, law enforcement investigation reports, and photographs, videos, and other images” cannot be released in connection with the case.
The country music star died by suicide on April 30. She was 76 years old.
Ashley and Winona announced their mother’s death in April through a statement shared on social media.
Naomi Judd named her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as the executor of her last will. The couple pose for a shoot in Los Angeles, California in 2005. (Harry Langdon)
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” the joint statement said. “We lost our beautiful mother to an illness of mental illness. We are shattered.
“We are moving into deep sorrow and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
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The details behind Judd’s will have only recently surfaced. According to legal documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Judd named her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as the executor of her estate.
Strickland’s “absolute right” to deal with and administer any real property containing my property, without the approval of any court, without disclosure of the identity of any beneficiary’s joiner or any beneficiary of my property, and Discretion “was granted.”
Judd’s family said the release of his “graphic” death record would cause his family “pain for years to come”. (Louis Mairie/WireImage)
In the event of Larry’s death or if he is unable to serve as an executor, Naomi appointed her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland and Daniel Chris Witter, as co-executors.
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According to Us Weekly, although Ashley and Winona’s names are not specifically mentioned in the will, a source close to the family told the outlet that the two are listed as beneficiaries of Naomi’s trust.
A representative for Wynonna Judd did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.
Janelle Ashe is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.