Mindy McCready Death: Police, Family Release Statements on Singer's Suicide

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Police found Mindy McCready dead in her home Sunday. It is believed that her death was a suicide and she took her own life via a single gunshot.

The troubled country singer and mother of two was just 37 years old.

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Details are still being pieced together, but Arkansas sheriffs' officials have released an official statement on the death of Mindy McCready. It reads:

"At 3:31 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired.

"Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 p.m. and discovered the body of 37-year-old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence."

"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."

The statement concludes, "Ms. McCready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated."

A little over a month ago, McCready's boyfriend, David Wilson, died at the age of 34 at the same location. It is believed he also took his own life.

No cause of death or details surrounding his sudden passing had been revealed, however, and the death of Wilson continues to be under investigation.

McCready and Wilson have an infant son, Zane; the late singer is also survived by an older son from her previous relationship with Billy McKnight.

Mindy's rep said in another statement:

"I have no statement or information to provide until I get verification from the authorities in Arkansas and until all family including the children have been notified."

"The family and I have been trying to reach the authorities. I have not spoken to any officials that were on the scene. I am asking the media for sensitivity in this regard."

"At this time, any family member coming forward to confirm this is completely inappropriate."


I am disappointed In "Nashville" concerning Mindy's
death. No body went to thefuneral--even country singers. She didn't deserve to be ignored--she was gr8 in her songs. It boke my heart for her. I watched her career and troubles but it's could happen to anyone. But there....through the grace of God .I hope someone forgets about which purse matches and all the awards shows and stops to remember Mindy. She was clearly down on her luck
and someoneshould havecared enough


I am so heart-broken over this occurance. I've been pulling for her all along knowing her troubled past. She had such talent and I wanted to see her on top again.Wonder if the engagement with Dean Cain would
have made a difference? My heart goes out to the boys and Mindy, God love you and rest in peach.


my heart goes out to those poor lil boys who will have to grow up without their mom/parents. so sad, she was beautiful and had an amazing voice, thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time. RIP Mindy...may u fly with those 10,000 angels <3


why did it take 27 mins when your ettin dispatched for gunshots fired?


It`s really sad to find out a very good woman like Mindy McCready is not with us anymore ,God be with you Mindy McCerady !


What a shame! I feel so badly for the children.


Not that it would have mattered, but why did it take police 27 minutes to get there? That part just keeps eating at me. She must have really been immobilized by her demons to leave 2 children. I can't imagine how completely dead inside she must have felt to do this. RIP Mindy.


My heart goes out to the boys. RIP Mindy. I hope she is out of pain now.


Her late boyfriend's suicide probably encouraged her to also take her own life. It is unfortunate for their kids to move on without them as parents.


I was just reading about her boyfriend. He was shot on the same porch, Also a suicide??? But everyone that knew him said he was a Possitive Upbeat person, So excited about being a dad. Someone like that doesn't kill themselves. Maybe he was leaving?


Mindy McCready Biography

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Mindy McCready was a country singer who had success in the 1990s but spiraled out of control for years until her death in early 2013. It... More »
Fort Myers, Florida
Full Name
Malinda Gayle McCready