Naomi Judd left only two daughters, Winona Judd and Ashley Judd, in her last will and testament, Page Six can confirm.
The late country singer – who died by suicide on April 30 – appointed her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate, according to court documents.
Naomi requested in the will that the 76-year-old musician has “absolute right and discretion” over any property that is property to her “without the sanction of any court” or permission from any beneficiary of the property.
It also stated, according to the documents, that Strickland would be entitled to receive “reasonable compensation” for his services, and that he would be paid or reimbursed for all “reasonable expenses, advances and disbursements, including attorney and accountant’s fees.” is or has been spent in the administration of my property.
The will was drawn up on November 20, 2017, almost five years before the death of the will.
According to the documents, the “Love Can Build a Bridge” singer — who suffered a life-long and public battle with depression — had a “sound mind and disposing memory” when she signed and approved the will.
Melissa Sitzler, a senior account manager at a Tennessee law firm called Vietre & Associates, and another person named Abigail Muelder signed on as witnesses, confirming that Naomi had “a healthy mind, memory, and understanding.” and was not under any restraint or in any way incapable of making the last will and testament.”
According to the will, Naomi also asked that if her husband could not be an executor due to death or any other cause, that she wanted her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Chris Wyter, president of Wytr & Associates, to serve. as co-executors.
RadarOnline.com claim A source told them that 58-year-old Winona is “upset” that she was dropped because she paired up with Naomi, one half of The Judds, and “believes she was a huge force behind her mother’s success.”
However, reps for Winona and Ashley, 54, did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment on their feelings about the will.
The sisters have shown no sign of tension between them and their mother since her death – even after Naomi’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame announced her death.
Then in May, Wynonna said she felt “helpless” On loss and vowed to “break the cycle of addiction and family dysfunction, that I must continue to show for myself” [first] And make personalized treatments work.”
Meanwhile, Ashley said in a podcast interview in July that she could “understand” why her mother — who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound — had died after years of dealing with an “undiagnosed and untreated mental illness.” Later she was in pain.
Page Six has also contacted the attorney who prepared Naomi’s will for further information, but did not hear back in time for publication.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.comNaomi’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.