It was reported on Thursday morning by her daughter, Naomi Judd died of a self-inflicted pistol wound. 

She talked about her mother's loss and how the Judd family is coping on "Good Morning America." 

Her family wanted to prevent the release of an autopsy report. Ashley said her mother used a gun. 

We are reluctant to release this information, but understand that if we don't, someone else will. 

Ashley claims her family requested her to tell about her mother's death to help fans in need. “It's critical to distinguish between our loved one and the sickness when discussing mental illness,” she said. 

It's raw and real. Ashley also said her mother's upcoming Country Music Hall of Fame induction couldn't help her. Mom was excited to be started by her peers, she said. 

“That was the amount of tragedy she was in, because the deceit the illness told her was so convincing.” Ashley described her mother's last day as "mixed." 

“I visit my folks every day in Tennessee, so I was at home as usual. ‘Will you stay?' ‘Of sure,' I said. I went up to her and found her close friend. Her discovery bothers me.” 

She suggested calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255). Soon after their mother's death, Ashley and Wynonna Judd blamed "the disease of mental illness" for her loss. 

It said, “Today we sisters faced a tragedy.” “Mental illness took our beloved mother. We're shattered She was loved by her admirers as much as we did. 

The uncharted Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi Judd, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the day after Naomi Judd died. Induction: 

“I didn't prepare anything because I knew mum would speak the most,” Wynonna stated. 

“I'm hurrying because I'm gifted and broken. “Even though my heart is broken, I shall continue to sing.”

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