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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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Glenn    

"Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired..." There was more than one shot?!?!?! Did she miss the first time or did something else happen? hmmmm

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Mike    

One less crazy person to shoot up a movie theater. Doubt she'll be seeing her dog on the other side.

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Stratcat    

Why couldn't it have been Lohan or Kardassian??? Oh well... Good riddance!

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499.

dee    

her poor children and family.

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KarenA    

Well I guess the gun control debate should include suicides. Another senseless shooting!

614 days ago
501.

MrsTouchet    

Just kinda makes me wonder if she killed her dog, what if her children had been there apparently she was in the state if no d of taking anyone she loved with her...just my opinion

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Nani    

When are we going to start caring for troubled people? Mindy was in rehab, has had "issues" for years, her boyfriend commits suicide on January 13th, her children were taken from her on February 6th, she was committed to a facility and released 2 days later. What did the "professionals" think she was going to do? No support, back up or help for this poor troubled soul. Without her children, what did she have to live for? I feel so sorry for her children, they are innocent victims of society's lack of compassion for someone so obviously in need of help. Mindy has found a better place, but her kids are still here, a tragedy all around. I

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503.

Mazor    

The Doctor of death, Dr. Drew, strikes again!!!

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GG    

It is sad in this day and age that family and friends refuse to truely help a loved one who had obviously been struggling with mental health issues. There is no excuse. This woman was screaming so loud for help. She must have had a tragic childhood to be such a troubled woman. I pray her children are taken care of the way they need to be in order to be mentally healthy adults. Such a sad situation, one that could have been prevented. May you rest in peace Mindy.

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LoserLilo    

Selfish bitch.

614 days ago
506.

alipali    

Did anyone find a bloody cricket bat this time?

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listenFOOL    

step 8 : "we made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."
it was step 8 that did her in. she thought about all the folks she done dirty, then shot herself..

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Ginger    

Why did she have a gun ??? Can't blame dr drew very few ppl get off drugs acohol etc

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valentina    

Wow. So, so sad. I did not know this person but just by reading about her struggles made me really sad. RIP

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jpalmettoguy    

What a selfish bitch for killing her dog too

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