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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 came out in the spring of 2008 that McCready had a longtime affair with pitcher Roger Clemens. Can't say we saw that one coming. Throughout the 2000s, she'd been in and out of trouble with the law as personal problems continued to dog her. She'd gone to rehab, served 60 days in jail for violating probation, and tried to kill herself several times.

It was a sad life for Mindy McCready.

She had two children, Zane (with David Wilson, who also died in 2013), and Zander, with Billy McKnight.

She died in February 2013 in her Arkansas home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. RIP.

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