Naomi Judd’s last will is reportedly missing a couple of apparent benefactors: the late country singer’s daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd.
Page Six reported Monday that the singer, who died in April, has named her husband Larry Strickland as executor. Judd was married to Strickland for 33 years. According to court documents obtained by Page Six, he has “full authority and discretion” over her estate and does not require “approval from a court” or permission from a beneficiary.
Judd prepared the will on November 20, 2017.
The will also states that Strickland is entitled to compensation for his duties as executor and that he would be reimbursed for legal fees, expenses and other “reasonable expenses” in administering Judd’s estate. Judd’s brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr, President of Wiatr & Associates, will serve as co-administrators of the estate.
According to Radar, Wynonna is not happy with her mother’s will and “believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success.”
A legal representative for Ashley Judd did not comment, while Wynonna’s reps could not be reached for comment.
The Judds singer died of suicide on April 30, the day before she and her daughter and bandmate Wynonna were scheduled to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She was 76.
The daughters joined in their grief to tearfully accept the Hall of Fame honors for their late mother – and for Wynonna, who later chose to tour despite her mother’s death. She has recruited some big stars to join her on the streets.
In May, Ashley Judd revealed that her mother had used a gun and said she found her mother’s body while visiting the singer’s Tennessee home.
“Our mother couldn’t help being recognized by her peers. That’s the scale of the catastrophe of what was going on inside her,” she told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “Because the barrier between the respect she was showing her couldn’t penetrate her heart and the lie the illness was telling her was so compelling.”
The Judds were known for songs like “Why Not Me”, “Love Can Build a Bridge” and “Mama He’s Crazy”.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-01/naomi-judd-wynonna-ashley-left-out-final-will-testament Wynonna and Ashley Judd omitted from mom Naomi Judd’s will