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Mindy McCready

Dead

Commits Suicide

2/18/2013 4:45 AM PST UPDATED: 2/17/2013 7:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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. Ms. 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 investigated."

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Troubled country music star Mindy McCready was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide ... this according to various reports. She was 37.

A source close to McCready tells TMZ ... McCready shot herself and her dog. Neighbors reported hearing the two gunshots.

We're told McCready had been a mess since the father of her youngest child, record producer David Wilson, was found dead in his home on January 13 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

McCready's two children were removed from her home by a judge on February 6 and she was committed to a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation. She was released two days later.

McCready had attempted suicide twice before -- once in 2005 and again in 2008. She also made several trips to rehab and appeared in 2010 on the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

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166.

ohboy    

If you people think it's a coincidence that this woman committed suicide after killing her dog, and her husband dying of a gunshot, YOU ARE JUST AS SICK AS HER.

It is no coincidence. The boyfriend had just inherited a fortune, and was starting a new life with his kids at the time of his death. Funny, I bet if the tables were turned and it was the female who was shot dead, and the boyfriend later committed suicide, YOU WOMEN WOULD BE ALL OVER THAT NEWS, calling him a murderer. She was a sick woman, that is well-known. How you morons can't relate the three gunshots is beyond me.

583 days ago
167.

BellaJ    

Why the hell did she have to kill her dog? I'm glad her children are safe but honestly with both parents dead from suicide I will be hoping they are raised in a stable loving home. My heart definitely goes out to her children

583 days ago
168.

get real    

4 th time she tried to kill herself according to her Bio.

583 days ago
169.

cherryl    

Hope she finds the peace that alluded her in life.......Glad her kids were not there when she made this choice......Dr. Drew can only provide the road to recovery for people who seek help with what ever issues and addictions they have...each person will make his or her own choice to walk that road or not.....sad stuff.......if today is the worst day of my life doesn't that indicated that the next day will be better?

583 days ago
170.

TT    

RIP

Poor troubled singer. My sympathies & condolences to her poor children.

583 days ago
171.

Cinner    

She was never stable after she messed around with roger clemens when she was so young.

583 days ago
172.

mrmikewolf    

Sad that so many are bashing her. I have a wife who has mental health issues, and to watch the struggle and to talk with her, I can understand. And as far as taking the dogs life, I get it. She probably felt the dog would be better off with he'd. Some of you need to learn about mental health issues before spouting your ignorance.

583 days ago
173.

soshal justic    

She needed to stay inpatient and get the dual dx under control per her doctors orders! Why go to a doctor if you refuse to take care of yourself?? Some people's children never learn-like only to stay and play in victimstance!! Now her own babies will be without a blood-mother because she never wanted to follow doctor's orders. She nevah like follow a doctor's advice but she would easily go to the salon and get the hair-dresser's advice all day long-what good is dat if your head is messed up n' you cannot see straight? Some people's kid's they nevah like learn 'n they leave their own behind like barn-yard dogs while they take da dog with them 2-some people's kids they nevah like learn what's important in life-some people's kids...you be da judge!

583 days ago
174.

SureThing    

She never should have left Florida illegally with her son, something she was never charged with.It really is sad since she never appeared stable enough to raise her children, and now they're left behind to suffer! And wha's up with her shooting the dog?

583 days ago
175.

Whateverbytch    

Terrible

583 days ago
176.

Lorna Danicek    

Why is it that people that want to do away with themselves have to take somebody else with them? If she wanted to kill herself - fine -why her dog? geeze!!

583 days ago
177.

Julie    

Please correct spelling of last name. it is McCready. Second and 3rd paragraph (of original) say McGready

583 days ago
178.

Cthrew    

Killed the Dog. deprived her children of a parents. Hard to hate someone who commits suicide, but I've found a way. Selfish bitch.

583 days ago
179.

NMNM86    

Clearly, everyone has stated that she was 37, not 27. I did see 37 on here, though. Also, her name is NOT McGREADY. And you guys make the big bucks? Regardless, I listened to Mindy when I was a kid, and I am glad she is finally at peace. No one should judge her, she had her demons just like every human being.

583 days ago
180.

Maria     

Why shot the poor dog?

583 days ago
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