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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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Me    

May you finally be at peace. I hope your family can find some comfort :( Your poor babies

526 days ago
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prince luvr    

Wow sad but man she was beyond troubled

526 days ago
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seth haskins    

she wasnt 27

526 days ago
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guest    

She probably killed the boyfriend.

526 days ago
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Dirttrack00    

Awe how sad...wish she would of got the help she needed:(

526 days ago
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bubblegut    

37, TMZ. She as 37.

526 days ago
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Caleigh    

She had her demons, sad,sad,sad

526 days ago
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Fact Check!    

She was 37, not 27. Get the facts straight before you post a story, jeez.

526 days ago
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JiLL1    

Wow ! I'm floored. Clearly this woman had seriously issues but she was only 27. So sad for her 2 young kids

526 days ago
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Carmen    

You need to correct your article. She was 37 not 27.

526 days ago
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SCANDAL    

Poor, Poor, Mindy. I had hoped you would be able to survive yet another blow. A person can only take so much. I pray for your children and hope they are raised as brothers. RIP Mindy McCready

526 days ago
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Beth    

So sad! May she rest in peace and God watch over her babies!

526 days ago
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rosabrown918@gmail.com    

So sad

526 days ago
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Wow ...    

May she rest in peace. Condolences to her children, family, friends and fans.

526 days ago
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Benny Barnes    

Third times the charm?

526 days ago
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