Naomi Judd’s Family Obtained Court Order to Keep Death Records Private

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

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

According to the warrant, “sheriff’s deputies, per standard procedure” had conducted “an investigation into the death of Mrs. Judd,” which resulted in the collection of evidence.

The order goes on to state that “records including photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, and written reports were created.” “Based on information and belief, some of these records contain Ms. Judd graphically depicted,” she added.

NAOMI JUDD’S DAUGHTERS, ASHLEY, WYNONNA NOT NAMED IN WILL, ARE ON LIST OF TRUSTED BENEFICIARIES

Naomi Judd's family, including daughters Ashley and Wynonna, received a court order Tuesday to keep their mother's death records sealed from the public.

Naomi Judd’s family, including daughters Ashley and Wynonna, received a court order Tuesday to keep their mother’s death records sealed from the public.
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Court documents stated that Judd’s family “would suffer irreparable harm in the form of emotional distress, pain, and mental anguish if these records were revealed.”

The order continued: “Release of these records would continue to cause pain to the entire family for years to come.”

The temporary order was granted Tuesday and an evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September 12.

According to the order, “any investigative material or evidence” related to the case including “medical records, police investigation reports and photographs, videos and other images” may not be released.

The country music star committed suicide on April 30. She was 76 years old.

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

Naomi Judd named her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her last will.  The couple posed for a photo shoot in 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

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

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

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The details behind Judd’s will recently emerged. Judd named her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate, according to legal documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

Strickland was given “full authority and discretion” to deal with and manage “any real property comprising an asset of my estate, without the approval of any court, the aggregation of any beneficiary, or the disclosure of the identity of any beneficiary of my heritage. “

Judd's family said the release of his "graphic" death records would make his family "pain for years to come."

Judd’s family said the release of his “graphic” death records would cause his family “pain for years to come.”
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Naomi named 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 mentioned by name 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 & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Tracy Wright of Fox News contributed to this report.

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