Tragic details surrounding Naomi Judd’s death have been revealed.
An autopsy report from the Nashville medical examiner’s office and obtained by Page Six Friday confirms that Judd died by suicide at 10:57 a.m. local time on April 30 “after family was unresponsive at her home.”
“She suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported to Williamson Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival,” the document also states.
According to the autopsy report, the bullet “entered the skull through the right side of the skull and entered the skull through an entrance gunshot wound.”
Within days of the country superstar’s death, Judd’s cause of death was suspected to be suicide, given her public battle with mental health.
A toxicology report also provided by the Nashville medical examiner’s office showed the 76-year-old musician had several different drugs in her system at the time of her death, including drugs used to treat insomnia, anti-Parkinson’s, depression and seizures.
According to the medical examiner, the award-winning country musician had “the words ‘suit case’ written in pale pen ink on the palm of his left hand.”
Judd’s medical history was a struggle with “significant” anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic idiopathic pneumonitis, hepatitis C, hypertension and hypothyroidism, Doc adds.
The report also states, “In each family, the deceased had pre-suicidal ideation and recent life stress. “A weapon and a suicide note were found near the deceased at the scene.”
Her daughter Ashley Judd confirmed on “Good Morning America” that her mother had shot herself and that the actress had “discovered” her death.
“She used a weapon. My mom used a gun,” the “Double Jeopardy” star, 54, told Diane Sawyer in May. “So that’s a piece of information that we’re sharing.”
Earlier this month, Judd’s surviving family members requested that her death records be sealed due to the “graphic” manner in which she died.
Ashley, her sister, Wynonna Judd, and Naomi’s husband, Larry Strickland, said in court documents obtained by NBC that releasing the investigative records could cause them “emotional distress, pain and mental anguish.”
A representative for Naomi’s estate did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment on the Star’s autopsy report findings.