Naomi Judd left a heartbreaking final note before taking her own life last year.
Allegedly obtained from the Williamson County Sheriff’s office in Franklin, Tennessee, reveal images of the beloved country music icon’s final message on Tuesday.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who was 76 when she died of the gunshot wound, reportedly wrote that she did not want her daughter and singing partner Wynonna, 58, at her funeral.
“Don’t let Way come to my funeral. She looks mentally ill,” Naomi apparently wrote on a yellow Post-It note, stressing the word “no.”
The images, first reported by RadarOnline, depict the note attached to documents from the investigation with a yellow evidence identification tag.
A source told the newspaper that Wynonna attended the funeral last year. She also appeared alongside her sister, actress Ashley Judd, on “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration” when it was broadcast live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 15.
Another image shows what appears to be Jude’s bloodstained bed and a gun on a bedside table.
A police officer indicated in his report that her husband, musician Larry Strickland, was traveling at the time of her death and that Naomi did not want to be alone, according to the Daily Mail.
The report also confirmed that it was Ashley, 54, who discovered Naomi in her bed and called the ambulance, according to the outlet.
However, before her mother shot herself, the “Double Jeopardy” actress reported seeing her mother in a frenzy and called the family doctor, Dr. Ted Klontz, the documents say.
The doctor turns up for Naomi in her bedroom but leaves just the moment when Ashley discovers her mother with a gunshot wound to the head.
The country music singer was open about her struggles with mental health issues before her death on April 30, 2022, at her home in Tennessee.
In the weeks since her mother’s death, Ashley sat down with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” and opened up candidly about her grief.
The “Divergent” actress noted that her family was weary of revealing her mother’s murder to the public before the news officially broke.
“There are some things we just want to keep as a family,” said Ashley. “Both sister and pop [stepfather Larry Strickland] It kind of cost me certain ways of speaking on behalf of the family this early before things on the 30th of April became public without our control.”
Ashley cried: “Once I say it, it can’t be said.” “I used a gun… My mother used a firearm. So, that is a piece of information that we feel very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we are in the position that if we don’t say it, someone else will.”
Judd’s family declined to comment on the apparent suicide note when reached by The Post, but have previously sued in an effort to prevent the release of information about Naomi’s final moments.
“I don’t know we’ll ever be able to have the privacy we deserve… I know we’re not alone,” Ashley said in an essay after her mother’s death. “Our deepest sympathies go out to Vanessa Bryant and all the families who have had to endure the anguish of the leaked or legal public release of the most intimate initial details surrounding her death.”
Ashley then explained how she hoped that revealing the truth about her mother’s death would spur others struggling with mental illness to get help.
“My mother knew she had been seen and heard in her grief,” she said, “and went home.”
The actress, Frida, added: “When we talk about mental illness, it is very important to be clear and to distinguish between our loved ones and the disease. It is very real, it lies, it is brutal.”
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 she committed suicide and was “of sound mind and of clear memory” when she signed the paper.
After their mother passed away, Ashley and Wynonna released a heartbreaking statement, saying, “Today we sisters witnessed tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the blight of mental illness.”
“We are devastated. We are dealing with deep grief and we know that as much as we loved her, her fans loved her. We are in uncharted territory.”
The judges have also been highly critical of possible media coverage of their families’ tragedy.
The family dropped a lawsuit last December that it had filed to try to prevent the release of police photos showing Naomi’s death and the seal of the inquest report.
“Those who have been victimized by the loss of loved ones to suicide should not be victimized again,” said a statement from Goodes, according to the Guardian.
Meanwhile, Wynonna continues on “The Judds: Final Tour” with live concerts — featuring an all-star cast ranging from Brandi Carlile to Tanya Tucker — booked through at least February 25th.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free, confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.