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Country music star Mindy McCready commits suicide
The 37-year-old singer died Sunday night, her brother confirmed to the Daily News.
Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 9:15 PM
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Singer Mindy McCready performs at the V-Day Presentation of "Any One Of
Us: Words From Prison" at Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center in 2006.
Country music star Mindy McCready has reportedly committed suicide.
The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this evening that reads:
"At 3:31 PM, Sunday, February 17th Deputies from the Cleburne County
Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired in the
area of 1132 Fox Chase Drive in Heber Springs. Officers arrived on the
scene at 3:58 PM and discovered the body of 37 year old Melinda Gayle
McCready on the front porch of the residence at 1132 Fox Chase.
McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a
single self-inflicted gunshot wound. At this time family members have
been notified of the incident. Ms. Mcready will be transported to the
Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully
The 37-year-old singer has died Sunday night, her brother confirmed to the Daily News.
Andrea Canning, a reporter with NBC Dateline, tweeted, “Just got a call
from Mindy McCready's best friend that she shot and killed herself this
evening. My heart breaks for her two boys. RIP”
McCready's brother has confirmed she her death.
McCready recorded five studio albums throughout her career, but she was
perhaps best-known for her affair with former Yankees pitcher Roger
The singer, who had two young boys, had reportedly struggled with
alcohol and mental health issues in recent months and had checked
herself into an inpatient rehab facility two weeks ago after the death
of her boyfriend, producer David Wilson.
Wilson’s death was initially reported as a suicide, but the sheriff's
office in Cleburne County, Ark., has an opened an investigation into it.
Edited by PurpleHaze - Feb 17 2013 at 9:29pm