Larry Strickland, Michael C. Ciminella – Meet Naomi Judd’s first and second husband: Naomi Judd, the mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd and a member of the Grammy-winning duet The Judds, has died. She was 76 years old at the time.

Who is Naomi Judd’s husband Larry Strickland?

Larry Strickland was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to his official website. He began singing gospel quartets and touring in various locations throughout North Carolina.

Larry Strickland, Michael C. Ciminella - Meet Naomi Judd's first and second husband
Naomi Judd and her husband, Strickland.

After serving in the US Army from 1966 to 1970, he returned to his home state to perform until he was discovered by JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet.

Larry began travelling with Elvis Presley after joining their group in 1974.
He had been married to Naomi Judd since 1989, till she died on April 30, 2022.

Who Is Naomi Judd’s First Husband?

Michael C. Ciminella was Naomi Judd’s first husband, and he was an American country music singer and actor.

Naomi Judd and Michael Ciminella, a marketing expert, were married for eight years.

Michael Ciminella and Naomi Judd were married from 1964 and 1972.

Apart from the fact that Ciminella was Naomi Judd’s first spouse, little is known about him.

His ex-wife Naomi Judd, on the other hand, and her daughter Wynonna Judd became the hugely popular singing duo known as the Judds.

Naomi Judd’s grandchildren

Grace Pauline Kelley and Elijah Judd are Naomi Judd’s grandchildren.

Larry Strickland, Michael C. Ciminella - Meet Naomi Judd's first and second husband
Grace Pauline Kelley.

Elijah Judd Is the eldest grandchild of Naomi Judd. He is age 27. Grace Pauline Kelley is age 25.

Larry Strickland, Michael C. Ciminella - Meet Naomi Judd's first and second husband
In the middle is Elijah Judd

Naomi Judd cause of death

In a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday, her daughters announced her death.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”

Naomi Judd died near Nashville, Tennessee, said a statement on behalf of her husband and fellow singer, Larry Strickland. It said no further details about her death would be released and asked for privacy as the family grieves.

The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday and they had just announced an arena tour to begin in the fall, their first tour together in over a decade. They also made a return to awards shows when they performed at the CMT Music Awards earlier this month.

Who was Naomi Judd?

Naomi Judd was a country music singer and actress from the United States. She and her daughter Wynonna were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as members of The Judds in 2021.

On January 11, 1946, in Ashland, Kentucky, Judd was born to Pauline Ruth ‘Polly’ (née Oliver; 1927–2019) and Charles Glen Judd (1924–1984).

Her father was the proprietor of a petrol station.

Brian (1948–1965), her younger brother, died of leukemia at the age of 17 in 1965. Christina Ciminella (later Wynonna Judd), Naomi Judd’s first child, was born when she was 18 years old.

Judd raised both daughters as a single parent after the birth of her daughter Ashley (April 1968), who went on to become a film and stage actress, and the end of her marriage to Michael Ciminella.

She first attended nursing school at California’s College of Marin while living in nearby Lagunitas, California, and later began a successful singing career with daughter Wynonna.
Judd married Larry Strickland of the Palmetto State Quartet for the second time on May 6, 1989.

Judd had sadness, anxiety, panic attacks, edema, baldness, tremors, and suicide thoughts after her last tour.

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