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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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46.

DiM    

May her tormented soul finally RIP. It's really too bad that her family couldn't have her commited more long-term. Two days is not nearly not enough time to be stabilized with correct meds. I'm not blaming the family of course. That's the way the system "works"., er, doesn't work.

559 days ago
47.

foreverOnline    

Selfish piece of sht parents

559 days ago
48.

HtotheT    

Very sad and tragic for all.

Here's the Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab death list--which just reinforces substance abuse really is a terminal disease:

Mindy McCready
Jeff Conaway
Mike Starr
Rodney King
Joey Kovar

I'm guessing Seth Binzer or Kari Ann Peniche are next...

559 days ago
49.

EasilyHard    

Woah Dr Drew lost another paid patient? That's 3!! Sad news

559 days ago
50.

tdr9    

God bless your soul. It's a hard world everyone has their problems some are much harder than others. RIP

559 days ago
51.

furious cupcakes    

What a shame. I've followed her story for quite some time now, and saw her story on Celebrity Rehab...was really pulling for her.... such sad news. I can't believe she killed herself....

559 days ago
52.

Mrugowsky    

The third time really is the charm.

559 days ago
53.

Damitol    

She worked so hard and so long to get her oldest away from her mother. Why would she do this to those children?

559 days ago
54.

tdr9    

We need more news

559 days ago
55.

Bruno    

Poor kids.

559 days ago
56.

spectator72    

This is very sad to hear maybe now R.I.P

559 days ago
57.

lanie    

Terrible.. :-( I commented on a prior article that this would likely happen.. really sad ending.. her children are so young.. One is still a baby... :-(

559 days ago
58.

jarhead333    

Better her than me!

559 days ago
59.

Fred Jones    

If at first you don't succeed...try, try again.

I feel sorry for her kids and her family. But not for her.....she took the cowards way out.

559 days ago
60.

Kathy    

How tragic..Dr Drew tried to help, praying for her soul & her family to heal.

559 days ago
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