Naomi Judd left her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, out of her will

Naomi Judd left her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, out of her will and appointed her husband, Larry Strickland, as executor: Country singer shot herself dead in her Tennessee farmhouse in April

Country singer Naomi Judd left her two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, out her will.

She instead appointed Larry Strickland, her husband of 33 years, as executor of her estate. He will have ‘full authority and discretion’ over her assets ‘without the approval of any court.’

Judd shot herself dead in an upstairs room of her Tennessee farmhouse on April 30 after a longtime battle with her mental health.

She prepared her will in November 2017, nearly five years before she died, and was of ‘sound mind and disposing memory’ when she approved the document. 

Judd was a member of the country music duo The Judds, alongside her eldest daughter, Wynonna, 58, who is reportedly ‘upset’ by the will.

Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died at age 76. She will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam on Sunday. Naomi is pictured performing at the CMA Music Festival Festival in June 2009

Judd’s will states Strickland is entitled to ‘reasonable compensation’ for his services as executor, according to the document which was reviewed by Page Six.

He can also be paid or reimbursed for ‘reasonable expenses, advances and disbursements, including attorney’s and accountant’s fees, made or incurred in the administration of my estate.’

The document also states that if Strickland could not be executor of the estate due to death or any other reason, Judd’s brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and the president of Tennessee law firm Wiatr & Associates would serve as co-executors.


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