Naomi Judd, part of the Grammy-award winning country music duo The Judds, is dead at 76

Judd's daughters, country singer Wynonna and actress Ashley Judd, confirmed the artist's death in a statement on Saturday.

We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," they wrote in a statement.

Naomi Judd one of the most successful mother-daughter acts in country music before the group stopped performing in the early 1990s.

She won the group their first Grammy Award, 1985's "Grandpa and 1990's "Love Can Build a Bridge."

The Judds ceased performing in the 1990s after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C and Wynonna pursued a solo career.

The family moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1979 and Naomi and Wynonna pursued a music career.