“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said.  

“We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.” 

"Entertainment icon Naomi Judd passed away April 30, 2022 outside of Nashville," her rep, Adkins Publicity, told TODAY in a statement. "Her husband, Larry Strickland,  

of 32 years will not be making any further statements. Naomi Judd’s family request privacy during this heartbreaking time. No additional information will be released at this time." 

Selling more than 20 million album, The Judds comprised of mother-daughter duo Naomi and Wynonna are often celebrated for a rarely-interrupted stretch of 14 number one hits 

Ahead of her official induction on Sunday, the Country Hall of Fame released a statement on her passing, explaining the ceremony will continue as planned per the family's wishes.

The induction ceremony did go on as scheduled, with Ashley joining her sister Wynonna on stage to honor their mother.

Just a few weeks ago, The Judds announced a 10-date arena tour that was to kick off on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Martina McBride was to join as a special guest on select dates.