Ashley Judd wrote a heartfelt tribute to her late mother Naomi Judd on social media.
The singer/actress, who formed country music duo The Judds with her daughter Wynonna Judd, died Saturday at the age of 76. The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the following day, with Naomi’s two daughters in attendance to honor their late mother.
On Monday night, actress Ashley shared a tribute post on Instagram with photos from the event, captioning the post: “Speechless.”
The Double Jeopardy star continued, “Your outpouring reaches me. Thank you for every thought, prayer, message, text, email, post, expression. We are each alone and in communion, broken and held, protected from nothing and sustained This is the beginning of an old story, life and death, loss and life.
She concluded, “Be free, my beautiful mother. Be free.”
Her post also included photos of an altar dedicated to Naomi, videos of their family singing hymns, and a throwback photo of Naomi and her daughters.
In a post announcing Naomi’s death, Wynonna and Ashley said they lost their mother to “mental illness”. Franklin County Sheriff’s Department officials are still investigating his death.