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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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31.

Readerofthisgarbage    

What dr released her after 2 days saying she was fine?

509 days ago
32.

angmar    

How sad. I hope she has finally found peace. May God be with her kids.

509 days ago
33.

nicaw    

So sad. Based on all the news stories, she was troubled. Hopefully she will be at peace. I pray her children will be protected and well taken care of.

509 days ago
34.

Bhavana    

Condolences to her family. I hope that she's at peace now.

509 days ago
35.

B-14    

Another Hollywood death...imagine that....they are running out of ways to kill them....

509 days ago
36.

Sebsmama    

So she was 37. Get over it. Her age is almost insignificant.

509 days ago
37.

wagorgeguy    

Suicide is never the answer its a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is selfish and really ****s up those around her. That being said we never really know anyone close to us. I am sorry for her babies its a double loss.

509 days ago
38.

Cyn    

Tragic.

509 days ago
39.

ChrisW    

So does this mean I have to stop watching the sex tape?

509 days ago
40.

Bill Leslie    

released 2 days ago from a treatment and rehab and dead now? That's some excellent medical care right there folks.

509 days ago
41.

kburn    

RIP, I FEEL BAD FOR YOUR BABIES who have no one now!

509 days ago
42.

Salvatore    

This is such a shame--RIP.

509 days ago
43.

Honeydip    

This is so sad to hear. I thought she was going to be strong for her children. I hope she is finally at peace. I can't imagine what her oldest is thinking and feeling at this sad time. May God be with them.

509 days ago
44.

Kpizzle    

The age is there people 37 not 27...can't you people read!!

509 days ago
45.

pat    

TMZ has Lohan on the brain.


They probably can't wait to post a a breaking story like this with her name on it..

509 days ago
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