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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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16.

Benny Barnes    

Third times the charm?

511 days ago
17.

Redskin_Chick    

Heartbreaking. RIP. My thoughts and prayers go out to her children.

511 days ago
18.

Jenbabe86    

She most definitely was not 27.

511 days ago
19.

ronold    

So sorry to hear about her death.I was rooting for her to get better on Dr. Drew's show!

511 days ago
20.

Srodberry    

Tmz, you suck at reporting and even more so suck at math. May she rest in peace.

511 days ago
21.

NobodySpecial    

Sad, but really how else was this gonna end. She was just getting worse and worse.

511 days ago
22.

Stacya    

Can't say I'm surprised...sad for her children though, especially the youngest, with both his mother and father gone now.

511 days ago
23.

xfile71070    

Not really surprised, but still sad

511 days ago
24.

WTF    

What a tragedy.

511 days ago
25.

Meanie    

RIP and may you finally find the peace you seek.

511 days ago
26.

Sharon    

37, not 27...

511 days ago
27.

Melissa B    

So sad, she had babies! Now they won't grow up w/her! How horrible! Ugh. Major condolences to her family and friends and especially her babies! And she was 37. I remember listening to her songs when I was a kid. So sad.

511 days ago
28.

yea i know    

When reports if Whitney's passing were heard the comments were "so what she was a junky" but with mindy the comments are "it's sad".

511 days ago
29.

Mel    

What is Dr. Drew's death rate now?

511 days ago
30.

Blair    

She was 37, not 27. Having trouble with math?

511 days ago
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