Naomi Judd, One Of The Grammy-Winning Duet The Judds, Has Died At The Age Of 76

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Naomi Judd, whose Grammy-winning country duo The Judds were made famous by their family harmonies, has died. She was 76 years old at the time.

Wynonna and Ashley, her children, revealed her death in a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday.

According to a statement released on behalf of her husband and fellow singer Larry Strickland, Naomi Judd died near Nashville, Tennessee. It requested privacy as the family grieves and said no further details regarding her death will be disclosed.

On Sunday, the Country Music Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony for The Judds.

They’d also just planned a fall arena tour, their first together in over a decade.

They’d also just scheduled an arena tour for the fall, which would be their first together in nearly a decade.

Over the course of their nearly three-decade career, the mother-daughter duo had 14 No. 1 hits. In the 1980s, the red-headed combo mixed traditional Appalachian bluegrass sounds with polished pop stylings, achieving success after hit. With her powerful voice, Wynonna led the pair, while Naomi offered harmonies and a stunning stage presence.

They also performed at the CMT Music Awards earlier this month, which marked their return to award events.

After reaching the pinnacle of country music, they called it quits in 1991 after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Wynonna’s solo career continued.