Naomi Judd’s daughter Ashley calls for changes to laws around bereaved families after mother’s death

Ashley Judd has said that having her mother Naomi’s suicide play out in public caused her “trauma” and “horror

The country musician died of suicide in April aged 76, one day before she was due to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Judd family later filed a court petition asking that police reports and recordings made during the investigation into her death be sealed

Now, Ashley has written a piece for The New York Times titled: “The Right to Keep Private Pain Private” about her mother’s death

“April 3 2022, was the most shattering day of my life,” she wrote. “My beloved mother, Naomi Judd

She continued: “Naomi lost a long battle against an unrelenting foe that in the end was too powerful to be defeated