Naomi Judd’s family issued a court order to keep the death certificate private

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Naomi Judd’s family received an interim court order on Tuesday to keep her death certificates out of public records.

In court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Larry Strickland and Judd’s two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, have applied for a court order in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Under the warrant, the “deputy sheriffs, as per standard procedure,” conducted an “investigation into the death of Mrs. Judd,” which resulted in the collection of evidence.

The ordinance noted that “records have been made, which include photos, videos, audio recordings, and written reports.” “According to the information and belief, some of these entries contain Ms Judd in a graphical form,” he added.

NAOMI JUDD’S DAUGHTERS, ASHLEY, WYNONNA NOT LISTED IN TESTS, ARE ALSO LISTED AS CONFIDENCE BENEFICIARIES

Naomi Judd's family, including daughters Ashley and Wynonna, received a court order on Tuesday ordering their mother's death certificate to be sealed to the public.

Naomi Judd’s family, including daughters Ashley and Wynonna, received a court order on Tuesday ordering their mother’s death certificate to be sealed to the public.
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Court records stated that Judd’s family would “suffer irreparable harm in the form of emotional suffering, pain and mental anguish if these files were released.”

The order continued, “The release of these records will continue to cause pain for the entire family for many years to come.”

The interim order was issued on Tuesday and the evidence hearing is scheduled for September 12.

Under the order, “any investigative or evidence material” in relation to a case, which includes “medical records, law enforcement reports, and photos, videos and other images” may not be shared.

The country music star died by suicide on April 30. She was 76 years old.

Ashley and Wynonna announced their mother’s death in a statement shared on social media in April.

Naomi Judd appointed her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her last will.  The couple posed for a 2005 photo shoot in Los Angeles, California.

Naomi Judd appointed her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her last will. The couple posed for a 2005 photo shoot in Los Angeles, California.
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“Today we sisters have experienced a tragedy,” we read in a joint statement. “We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness. We are devastated.

“We navigate in deep sorrow and we know that as much as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in unknown territory. “

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Details of Judd’s will have recently come out. According to legal documents obtained by Fox News, Digital Judd appointed her husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of the will.

Strickland has been granted “full authority and discretion” to deal with and administer “any property that constitutes my property, without the consent of any court, to join any beneficiary or disclose the identity of any beneficiary of my property. “

Judd’s family said disclosure of her “graphic” death certificate would cause “pain for years to come.”
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Naomi appointed her brother-in-law Reginald Strickland and Daniel Kris Wind as co-executors of the will in the event of Larry’s death or inability to act as executor.

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According to Us Weekly, although Ashley and Wynonna are not mentioned by name in the will, a source close to the family said they are both listed as beneficiaries of Naomi’s trust.

Wynonny Judd did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, contact Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Tracy Wright of Fox News contributed to this report.

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