Naomi Judd’s Family to Discuss Her Planned Concert Tour After Her Death: ‘They Want to Be Respectful’

Naomi Judd’s Family to Discuss Her Planned Concert Tour After Her Death: ‘They Want to Be Respectful’
Musicians Naomi Judd (L) and Wynonna Judd perform onstage during ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country concert held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on April 4, 2011. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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By Peter Sblendorio From New York Daily News

The future of a scheduled concert tour that was set to feature Naomi Judd will reportedly be discussed following the Grammy-winning country singer’s death over the weekend.

Judd had announced 10 concerts with her daughter and fellow singer Wynonna Judd, with the first slated for Sept. 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“The family is meeting this week to talk about the state of the upcoming tour to see how and if it can proceed in an obviously different incarnation,” an unnamed source told People magazine.

“They want to be respectful and representative of their legacy, but more importantly as to what Naomi would have wanted for her family and fans.

Wyonna and her sister, Ashley Judd, announced Naomi’s death at age 76 on Saturday, saying in a statement, “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.”

Multiple sources told People that Naomi Judd died by suicide, but that hasn’t been confirmed by the singer’s family or representatives.

Naomi and Wynonna won five Grammy awards as the country duo The Judds. Their songs include “Have Mercy” and “Why Not Me.”

This fall’s tour was scheduled to be The Judds’ first in more than a decade.

The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, with Wynonna and Ashley Judd attending the ceremony.

“Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing,” Wynonna said of her mother at the show.

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