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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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526.

Lena    

Oh yeah and killing the dog? Disgusting. Hope she rots in hell for that one...

610 days ago
527.

t    

Lets face it...both her and her boyfriend were nothing but SELFISH people for doing this and leaving their boys to grow up with no parents at all...I hope these two little ones have the happiest childhood they can, with loving adults raising them...

610 days ago
528.

Alli    

RIP I hope the pain is gone and you are finally at peace. And I know you took your dog with you, I want to say I hope he is running in heaven with all the other doggies. May GOD watch over your children and find the a good home and keep them together. GOD BLESS.

610 days ago
529.

venimdenim    

She shot her dog first and left her child an orphan...What a piece of Sh*t

610 days ago
530.

pimpc    

Who?? F her!

610 days ago
531.

vala    

Mindy McCreedy's voice was angelic as were her talents. For me, if there's any blame for her downword spiral, she said at one point she didn't know who she was. I blame the Nashville "country music" suits who invest in these people, chew them up, spit them out. I hate country music for this reason and it is as un-American as Bush and Obama's perpetual assault on Americans.

610 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

Hey TMZ get with it - Khloe Kardashian FIRED from X Factor!!!!!

610 days ago
533.

zoolady    

My heart goes out to her children. May they find the resources they need to get through this all.

610 days ago
534.

Jleigh    

Why did she have to kill the dog too??? Bizarre..

610 days ago
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Frosticles    

This is what Country Music does to people: destroys them. It's a celebration of mediocrity and failure that destroys self image and mental health.

610 days ago
536.

Kelly Pierce     

So sad! Mindy was a talented singer (sounded just like her records) and a talented writer. She had so much beauty and talent, it's sad what the music business/fame can do to test a person. Her poor children. I loved so many of her songs "Guys Do It All The Time", "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now, 10,000 Angels, and I'm Still Here...all amazing!

610 days ago
537.

smoker    

oh well... just another dead fat bitch

610 days ago
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ANONYMOUS    

police heard GUNSHOTS and it takes them a HALF HOUR to get their a$$es over there ? wtf ? great police work NOT. I hope the FAMILY SUES ! she might still be alive if they & paramedics got their stupid a$$es there sooner !

610 days ago
539.

J    

Why is everyone being so nice? Bitch shot her innocent pet for no reason.

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dammitdeb    

At last her troubles are over. I had hoped she would be able to cope better after Dr. Drew.
Rest in peace Mindy.

610 days ago
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