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

Footage allegedly obtained from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Franklin, Tennessee, reveals photos of the beloved country music icon’s last message on Tuesday.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who was 76 when she died of 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 is mentally ill,” Naomi appears to have written on a yellow sticky note, underlining the word “no.”

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

A source told the agency that Wynonna did, in fact, attend the funeral last year. She also appeared alongside her sister, actress Ashley Judd, in “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration” when it aired live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 15.

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Naomi’s suicide note read: “Don’t let Wy come to my funeral. She is mentally ill.
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Another photograph shows what appears to be Judd’s bloodstained bed and a gun on a nightstand.

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

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

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

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

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Naomi wrote in her death note how she wanted to keep Wynonna away from her funeral.
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The country music singer was open about her struggle with mental health issues before her death on April 30, 2022, at her Tennessee home.

In the weeks after her mother’s death, Ashley sat down with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” ​​and openly spoke about her grief.

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

“There are some things we would like to keep as a family,” Ashley said. “Both the sister and the father [stepfather Larry Strickland] I’ve kind of been delegated in a way to speak on behalf of the family at this time before things about April 30th become public beyond our control.

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The “Missing” star was the one who found her mother with a gunshot wound to her head.
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“Once I say it, it can’t be unsaid,” Ashley sobbed. “She used a gun… my mother used a firearm. So this is information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in a position that if we don’t say it, someone else will.”

The Judd family declined to comment on the apparent suicide note when it reached The Post, but have already filed suit in an attempt to prevent information about Naomi’s final moments from becoming public.

“I don’t know if we’re going to get the privacy we deserve… I know we’re not alone,” Ashley said in a rehearsal after her mother’s death. “We feel deep compassion for Vanessa Bryant and all the families who have had to endure the anguish of a legal leak or public disclosure of the most intimate and raw details surrounding a death.”

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The Grammy winner struggled with mental health issues for many years.
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Ashley then explained how she hoped revealing the truth about her mother’s death would urge others suffering from mental illness to seek help.

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

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

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Wynonna, Naomi and Ashley Judd appeared together during Wynonna’s concert in Ashland, Kentucky on January 19, 2002.
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Naomi left her two daughters out of her will and instead named her husband as the 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 disposition of memory” when she signed the paper.

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

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Naomi refused to put her daughters in her will before she passed away.
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“We are torn apart. We are navigating a deep grief and we know that as much as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.”

The Judds were also highly critical of potential media coverage of their family tragedy.

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Naomi posed for a series of portraits in 2005 in Los Angeles.
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The family dropped a lawsuit last December to try to stop the public release of police footage showing Naomi’s death and seal off the investigation report.

“Those who are victims of losing a loved one to suicide must not be revictimized again,” read a statement from the Judds, according to the Guardian.

Meanwhile, Wynonna continues on “The Judds: Final Tour”, with live shows – featuring an all-star roster ranging from Brandi Carlile to Tanya Tucker – scheduled through at least February 25th.

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

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