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Dolly Parton paid tribute to Naomi Judd via social media on Monday.
Judd died by suicide, according to a new report. A rep for her told Fox News Digital on Monday: “There is an investigation by law enforcement and the coroner’s office.”
“I was so shocked to hear about Naomi’s passing,” Parton wrote in a statement. “Naomi and I were close. We were very similar. We were the same age and both Capricorns. We loved big hair, makeup and music. I have always loved Ashley, Wynonna and Naomi. They’ve always been like sisters to me.”
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Dolly Parton paid tribute to Naomi Judd via social media. Naomi Judd reportedly died by suicide on Saturday.
Parton went on to apologize for missing the Country Music Hall of Fame induction Sunday.
“Congratulations Wynonna for you and your mom being inducted into the hall of fame yesterday,” she wrote. “I am sorry I couldn’t be there but I can hear Naomi saying now ‘Oh well, a day late and a Dolly short.’ Congratulations and condolences are both in order. Just know that I will always love you.”
Ashley and Wynonna Judd announced their mother’s death Saturday via a statement shared to social media.
Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd attend the 2022 CMT Music Awards.
(Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT)
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“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” the joint statement read. “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
On Sunday, The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Both Ashley and Wynonna were in attendance to accept the induction. The two spoke about their late mother through tears.
Ashley and Wynonna Judd stand next to the Judds’ induction plaque during the medallion ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.
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“I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” Ashley told the audience.
The two sisters recited Psalm 23.
“Though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing,” Wynonna said.
Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.
Lauryn Overhultz is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.