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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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snabbs@hotmail.com    

Way to go Dr Drew. Yet another addict from your show has died. Putting addicts on TV is the WORST possible idea I have ever heard of. With over 35 years of sobriety the anonymity of AA is a staple of being successful. You took advantage of these people and made money off their misery. You don't tell an addict hey, well give you $$$$$ if you try to get clean on TV and expect them to have a lifetime of sobriety. RIP Mindy, you deserved real recovery... not a TV horse and pony show.

426 days ago
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bbb1bbb2    

OMG and I hope She made Peace with Her God, My heart goes out 2 Her 2 Kids & Her Family 2 .

426 days ago
78.

Cheryl    

She was 37 not 27...

426 days ago
79.

tgrfan42069    

its odd how most people who went on dr drews show are either dead or still using.he only gets these people for ratings.he is a greed hungry pos

426 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

A tragic life. My thoughts are with her children.

426 days ago
81.

jrm523    

RIP Mindy... may you finally find peace and freedom from your demons.

426 days ago
82.

Dee    

That's reallly too sad. To think she felt she had no other choice and to have 2 children parentless.

426 days ago
83.

Sandy    

Some people commit suicide and their friends and families start remembering signs that should have been obvious they were in trouble and wonder if they could have helped. Here Mindy clearly had a problem that everyone was aware of and two days in a facility for mental health and alcohol abuse is NOT the help she needed. Her family should have at least demanded the courts to do a Baker's act to help this young mother/daughter and friend. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her children and family. Now let see...Lindsay Lohan, Bobbie Christina....... anyone else that need obvious intervention?

426 days ago
84.

chrissy    

The poor child left behind. My heart goes out to the kid(s).

426 days ago
85.

Jenn    

Where are the docs who thought she should be in out patient therapy? You clearly have great instincts. Way to orphan a couple of babies!!!

426 days ago
86.

Mizzegirl    

I don't think she ever got over the loss of her boyfriend from when he committed suicide.

426 days ago
87.

Tricky    

One less alcoholic... I see all her trailer park trash fans are crying boohoooooo

426 days ago
88.

Tricky    

Mindy Who????

426 days ago
89.

thestupid    

Extremely sad. Just very very sad. She had issues but that shouldnt have led to this. Alas Im wrong and it did :(

426 days ago
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luckyluckyme    

May she be at peace now.

426 days ago
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