Naomi Judd’s heartbreaking final note: ‘Don’t let Wy come to my funeral’

Naomi Judd’s heartbreaking final note: ‘Don’t let Wy come to my funeral’

Naomi Judd left a heartbreaking final note before taking her own life last year.

Images said to have been obtained by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Franklin, Tennessee, reveal photos of the beloved country music icon’s latest message on Tuesday.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who was 76 when she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reportedly wrote that she didn’t want her daughter and singing partner Wynonna, 58, at her funeral.

“Don’t let Wy come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill,” Naomi appears to have written on a yellow post-it note, underlining the word “not.”

The images, first reported by RadarOnline, show the note attached to documents from the investigation with a yellow marker to identify evidence.

A source told the outlet that Wynonna actually attended the funeral last year. She also appeared alongside her sister, actress Ashley Judd, at the “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration,” which was broadcast live May 15 from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Naomi JuddNaomi’s suicide note read: “Don’t let Wy come to my funeral. She’s mentally ill.” Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

Another photo shows Judd’s bed spattered with blood and a gun on a bedside table.

A police officer noted in his report that her husband, musician Larry Strickland, was traveling at the time of her death and Naomi did not want to be alone, according to the Chron.

The report also confirmed that Ashley, 54, was the one who spotted Naomi in her bed and called the ambulance, according to the outlet.

However, just before her mother shot herself, the “Double Jeopardy” actress reported seeing her mother in a manic state and called her family doctor, Dr. Ted Klontz, on, the documents say.

The doctor tended to Naomi in her bedroom but had just left for a moment when Ashley discovered her mother with a gunshot wound to the head.

Naomi JuddNaomi wrote in her death note how she wanted to keep Wynonna away from her funeral. AP

The country singer opened up about her struggle with mental health issues before her death on April 30, 2022 at her home in Tennessee.

In the weeks following her mother’s death, Ashley sat down with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America and spoke candidly about her grief.

The “Divergent” actress noted how tired her family was of revealing her mother’s death to the public before the news officially broke.

“There are some things that we just want to keep as a family,” Ashley said. “Both Sister and Pop [stepfather Larry Strickland] have in some way mandated me to speak on behalf of the family at this early stage before things become public beyond our control on April 30th.

Ashley JuddThe “Missing” star was the one who found her mother with a gunshot wound to the head. Wade Payne/Invision/AP

“Once I say it, it can’t go unsaid,” Ashley sobbed. “She used a gun… my mother used a gun. So that’s the information that we’re very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that if we don’t say it, we’re in a position that someone else will.

The Judd family declined to comment on the apparent suicide note when reached by The Post, but previously filed a lawsuit to prevent information about Naomi’s final moments from being released.

“I don’t know if we’ll be able to get the privacy we deserve … I know we’re not alone,” Ashley said in an essay after her mother’s death. “We feel deep sympathy for Vanessa Bryant and all the families who have endured the agony of a leaked or legal public release of the most intimate, raw details surrounding a death.”

Naomi Judd The Grammy winner struggled with mental health issues for many years.AP

Ashley then explained how she hoped that revealing the truth about her mother’s death would persuade others suffering from mental illness to seek help.

“My mother knew she was seen and heard in her agony and she was taken home,” she said.

The “Frida” actress added: “When we talk about mental illness, it’s very important to be clear and differentiate between our loved one and the illness. It’s very real and it’s lying, it’s wild.”

Wynonna, Naomi and Ashley JuddWynonna, Naomi and Ashley Judd performed together during Wynonna’s concert in Ashland, Kentucky on January 19, 2002.AP

Naomi left her two daughters out of her will and instead appointed her husband as executor of her estate.

The “Love Can Build a Bridge” singer signed the document five years before her suicide and was of “sound mind and discerning memory” when she inked the paper.

Following the death of their mother, Ashley and Wynonna released a heartbreaking statement, saying: “Today we sisters witnessed a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness.”

Wynonna, Naomi and Ashley JuddNaomi declined to include her daughters in her will before she died. WireImage

“We are shaken. We navigate deep sorrow knowing that she was loved by her audience just as we loved her. We are in uncharted territory.”

The Judds have also been highly critical of possible media coverage of their family tragedy.

Naomi JuddNaomi posed for a series of portraits in Los Angeles in 2005. Getty Images

The family last December dropped a lawsuit they filed to try to stop the public release of police pictures showing Naomi’s death and seal the inquest report.

“Those who are victims of the loss of a loved one to suicide should not be victimized again,” the Judds said in a statement, according to the Guardian.

Meanwhile, Wynonna continues The Judds: Final Tour with live concerts – featuring an all-star line-up of stars from Brandi Carlile to Tanya Tucker – booked through at least February 25.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or having a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five counties, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 or go to