*Warning: This text contains feedback about suicide.*
Throughout an interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired Could 12 on Good Morning America, the actress revealed that she was at her mother and stepdad Larry Strickland‘s house in Tennessee on April 30 when Naomi died by suicide. “Mother stated to me, ‘Will you stick with me?'” Ashley recalled to Diane. “And I stated, ‘After all I’ll.'”
Whereas on the home, Ashley stepped exterior to let in a good friend who came visiting. After returning inside, Ashley informed Diane, “I went upstairs to let her know that the good friend was there and I found her. I’ve each grief and trauma from discovering her.”
Ashley additionally addressed her mother’s explanation for dying throughout her interview, sharing that she determined to talk out about it earlier than details about Naomi’s passing turns into “public” with out the household’s management.
“She used a weapon, my mom used a firearm,” Ashley stated. “So that is the piece of data that we’re very uncomfortable sharing, however perceive that we’re ready that if we do not say it another person goes to.”