The death of the country music icon was announced on April 30. Her daughter, Ashley Judd, revealed the cause of her death during an interview with Diane Sawyer. The interview aired on 'Good Morning America' on May 12. "She used a weapon. A firearm. So that's the piece of information we are very uncomfortable sharing." Ashley Judd, via CNN. Ashley and sister Wynonna initially revealed that their mother had died due to "the disease of mental illness". Ashley emphasized her family's ongoing commitment to mental health issues.