Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide

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Troubled country singer Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday afternoon. She was 37 years old.

Police were called to her Arkansas home and found her on the front porch.

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Dateline NBC's Andrea Canning tweeted, "Just got a call from Mindy McCready's best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening. My heart breaks for her two boys. RIP."

Despite a popular country music career in the 1990s, lately McCready has made headlines ever since for one bizarre incident after another.

Most recently, she's been in the news after her record producer boyfriend David Wilson also died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound last month.

McCready entered rehab after David Wilson's death, which she denies playing a role in, and has three previous suicide attempts of her own.

Wilson and Mindy McCready had a son Zayne together; he is less than a year old. McCready also has son Zander from a previous relationship with Billy McKnight.

A source has told TMZ that the singer shot her dog as well.

McCready's family has yet to release an official statement.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.

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Obviously mental issues here. But to shoot her dog??? That's borderline psychotic behaviour!!

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This makes you wonder if someone should have intervened much sooner than a court ordered rehab. Her youngest child isn't even a year old. Maybe post partum threw a wrench into an already depressed state. Mindy was not only beautiful but had a beautiful voice and was way too young to have even considered this as an alternative.

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@ Abby

yes, unfortunately that is part of having mental health problems. sometimes the sadness is too great to bear. poor mindy. shame no-one realized how badly she felt.

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so very sad that someone has to take there own life..knowing she had to children here,i feel its very selfish to kill your self,,may she rest in peace...she was a very good singer

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My heart goes out to Mindy's family. Especially her two boys. What a senseless and selfish act. Nobody's problems are that bad to where suicide is the only option ...it just isn't. I hope now at least her spirit is at peace. She obviously couldn't get it while she was alive. God bless all who involved. What an absolute shame.

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@ Marianna

Miss..."I live in my own little perfect bubble"....People who take their own life are obviously not in a place where they think their problems are "not that bad"!
Your ignorance and judgementalness are sickening!
I pray that you never find yourself in such a lonely,dark place. Why do you think you are so immune??? People like you keep the stigma of mental illness alive...shame on you!! Educate yourself...what if it was one of your's??

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So sad her life had to end this way

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listen everyone, the poor girl was mentally sick. also, knowing what she was about to do, she did not want her dog to go to the pound, and i understand perfectly. i oftgen think when my time comes, who the hell is gonna look after my animalsthe way i do. god bless her. i am so sorry sweetie that you felt so bad and i hope you ae better now in heaven.

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@ christieo

People really seem to enjoy bashing when somebody takes their own life. Maybe a 'rational' person could be considered selfish for doing such a thing, but when a person has hit rock bottom, I don't think it's fair to label them as selfish because the act is committed in an irrational state of mind. I agree with you...and I wish this person mercy, not condemnation.

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@ christieo

price for suicide is eternity in hell. Read the bible

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@ P

The bible does not say this. This is only your interpretation. Maybe YOU should read it again. It does however say "But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant" I am neither ignorant to mental illness, nor to what the bible really says. You, on the other hand...

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@ P

you are such a jerk.

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@ P

Maybe The Catholic Church teaches that. The Christian editions of 'The Bible' teach that the only unforgivable sin is rejection of The Holy Spirit. Read The right Bible.

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@ P

Who reads the bible anymore? Most of it's total bull.

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@ KayKay

thank you kay. only uneducated people believe she will go to hell. absolute crap. and no, i don't need to read the bible.

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Thank goodness she didn't touch the kids but why shoot the dog. Suicide is a very selfish act. You're only thinking of yourself and not the loved ones you're leaving behind.

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WHY?
...........please try to overcome your problem. (this is an easy way out)

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@ abe

If it were an easy way out...the whole world would do it. I would never encourage anyone to take their own life, but I really don't think there's anything easy about suicide. The person who commits the act of suicide is to a point and in a state of mind that you and I have never been in, otherwise we would not be here.