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Mindy McCready


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."

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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i can see the dog looking up at her, a trusting, puzzled, happy look on its loyal face, tail wagging, as she pointed the gun between it's eyes..

579 days ago

Suzy Q     

She didn't shoot a dog. In her mind she killed her boyfriend again, because it was all his fault that her life turned to sht.

That's how narcissists/borderlines think.

579 days ago


She's very selfish!! yes she's dead, but her kids aren't very selfish, and killing a dog also, she was a horriible person!!

579 days ago


People struggle with and die from cancer. This one kills herself. Life isn't fair to those who value life. Drugs and alcohol killed,her. To bad for her innocent kids. One less loser in the world.

579 days ago


Sad, yet pathetic. Her young son is now an'd think she would have gotten help. Especially with her boyfriend committing suicide last month. Those poor kids :(

579 days ago


Very, very sad how some think suicide is their only option.

579 days ago


She shot her dog too!! WTF

579 days ago


Tell those you love love them...every chance you can...sometimes they need to hear it spoken ...often....before it can set in...
May you be able to be a guardian angel to your babies...even though mommy was too hard in life
May all scars and pain be forgiven....within his loving light...

579 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I hope she finally has peace. Her life was an emotional hell. Another graduate of the narcissistic self-serving Dr Drew. He should be brought up on charges of being worthless.

579 days ago


glad the worthless POS is gone. Killing an innoscent dog because she's messed up. Hope she's rotting in hell for that

579 days ago


People who have never suffered from clinical depression have no idea of the depth of anguish one feels. There is no rationale thought, there is no looking forward. Couple that with self medication in the form of drug and alcohol abuse, you have a lethal combination. Was it selfish that she left her babies without a mom? Yes it was. But I truly believe that she was incapable of rational thought at the moment she pulled the trigger. I do think she shot the dog because she thought it would be relegated to a shelter. That, or she thought the dog would go to heaven with her. Sad story. I despise country music. It's all about image, less about talent. They all want Jack White to produce their next record in order to gain credibility

579 days ago


poor kids have two loser parents who can't deal with life. now they're dead. she made attempts before so she finally got what she wanted. POOR dog!

579 days ago


chris brown = "woman-beating scvmb@g"
mike vick = "dog-killing scvmb@g"
michael jackson = "child-abusing scvmb@g"
mindy mccready (who abused her children, assaulted her mother, suspected of murdering her boyfriend, killed her dog, then herself) = "poor misunderstood tortured soul who needed help"

579 days ago


I don't know about this lady. What was her deal? RIP

579 days ago

Don Martin    

Hell Yes! Any chance the Kardasians and Lohans might follow suit?

579 days ago
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