Naomi Judd’s public memorial service will be televised live

Sisters Wynonna and Ashley Judd are collaborating with CMT and Sandbox Live on a public memorial special to honor their late mother, Naomi.

“Naomi Judd: A River Of Time Celebration” will go live Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Musical performances and performances for the commercial-free show will be announced in the coming days, CNN reported.

“We are truly privileged to be working with Wynonna and Ashley to present this live celebration of life for their mother, Naomi,” read a statement at the event, according to the network. “As we all continue to deeply mourn the loss of such a legendary artist, we are honored to commemorate her legacy alongside the country community, her friends, family and legions of fans around the world in the perfect place: the Mother Church of country music . This special will celebrate her timeless voice, unforgettable spirit and the immense impact she has left on our genre through the best form of healing we have – music.”

Country singer Naomi Judd performs in concert.
Naomi Judd has long struggled with mental illness.
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The Judd girls announced the death of their 76-year-old mother on April 30 “from the illness of a mental illness.”

People reported that the country music superstar died by suicide, but on May 3, a rep for Naomi told the Post that her death was being investigated by law enforcement and the Coroner’s Office.

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