The younger Judd appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on Thursday on "Good Morning America."

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She said her family had agreed that she share the cause of death of her mother.

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She used a weapon," Ashley Judd said. "A firearm. So that's the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing."

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She and her sister Wynonna Judd announced on April 30 that they had lost their mother "to the disease of mental illness." She was 76.

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Judd said the family reluctantly shared the cause of death before it became public in some other way.

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She also revealed that she was the one who discovered her mother, who had been outspoken about her battle with depression, after it happened.

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Ashley Judd said her mother "couldn't hang on" to be recognized by her peers.

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Naomi Judd was part of the famed duo The Judds, with her daughter Wynonna. 

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