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McCready's 'Rehab' Co-Star

Grief-Stricken

'The Tragedy Is Astounding'

2/18/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Mindy McCready's "Celebrity Rehab" co-star Mackenzie Phillips could hardly speak today in L.A. after news broke of McCready's suicide -- claiming, "The tragedy is just astounding."

A visibly upset Phillips said, "She was my friend. She was a really good person. I loved her very much."

She added, "[Mindy] was funny. She was smart. She was loving. She was kind. She was incredibly talented ... I'm in grief and it's very raw."

McCready and Phillips were roommates on the 3rd season of "Celebrity Rehab" with Dr. Drew in 2010, and remained friends.

As we reported, McCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas yesterday after suffering what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37.

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31.

Ginger    

Suzy calm down and take your medication!

620 days ago
32.

Dood    

Dr. Drew is partly culpable. Not only for this death.

620 days ago
33.

Raisethetaxesontherich    

To Mindy's mother Gayle Inge, may you never forget the abuse your daughter was put through,by YOU! Mindy shot herself and Gayle, you pulled the trigger. With the grace of God may you never get your hands on Mindy's boys! There will come a day you will answer for this,Gayle!

620 days ago
34.

McSmack    

What's that make, Dr.Drew, 5 dead celebrity rehab "patients"? Someone SUCKS at their job. Is Dr.Drew REALLY a Dr.? Sh-tty track record suggests otherwise.

620 days ago
35.

Catherine    

It's sad when people get so wrapped up in issues that can be made better and instead of finding the right help choose to end it all. They don't think of those who they leave behind or what this will do to them.
I wish her Family peace and hope they find comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain. Bless the children she left behind that they will have loving family care for them.

620 days ago
36.

HillBullay    

Omg you idiots! LEAVE MAC ALONE!! That was her friend you morons!

620 days ago
37.

pattycake    

such a drama queen..really> you are shocked? puhlease.

620 days ago
38.

SoBluOctober    

Such a sad sad situation, although I felt worse for her until I heard she shot her dog...Still it's unfortunate she felt the need to end her suffering. I find it very interesting that macs personal friends are all commenting that she never called or was there for her...I guess all these commenters would know as they are constantly by Mackenzie's side. As for the doctor drew bashing, are any of you considering that addicts have a dramatically higher mortality rate with or without him. At least he's trying to help and I'm sure that that show at least gets a few people to think.

620 days ago
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Raven Gorsuch    

I don't blame Dr.Dew I mean these people were hardcore addicts and it's hard when they see that dragon its impossible for most to stop chasing it. Plus she really had some dark demons she was fighting with. RIP

620 days ago
40.

antijemima    

It's crazy that people are more concerned with a dog than a lady that is dead with mental illness.

620 days ago
41.

chifred    

Cant blame dr drew...rehab is a temporary band aid....if the users dont want to stop themselves, there is no miracle man that can help them

620 days ago
42.

Truth    

EEEW... WUT KINDA NEIGHBORHOOD IS THAT?? LOOKS LIKE THE GHETTO HOOD. SHE'S DOIN WAY WORSE THAN VALERIE BERTINELLI. #TRUTH!!

620 days ago
43.

VB    

Wow .... Dr Drew killed another one .... ad her to this list;
Mike Starr
Jeff Conaway
Rodney King
Joey Kovar

620 days ago
44.

Valentina1    

This is just so sad. I hate that she chose to go out like that. Suicide is never the answer.

619 days ago
45.

Diamond Goddess!    

WTF is up with a beautiful woman, famous (in part) for her beauty, shooting herself in the FACE?!?!?!
Ugh, the self-annihilation going on with Mindy was just astounding.
IMO, she was never able to fend of the famous wolves that she attracted, and I believe that was PART of her ultimate downfall. She never had the self-possession to see things for what they were.
(15 is WAY too young to be bangin' married baseball players, which is a bad idea at any age!)
SAD!!!

619 days ago
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