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Celebrities, particularly country stars, have taken to Twitter to mourn the late Mindy McCready, who was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday.

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The death of Mindy McCready at her home in Heber Springs, Ark., shocked the industry where she found fame, and saddened millions of her fans.

Her ex, Billy McKnight, spoke out on Today, as Carrie Underwood, Wynona Judd, Jason Aldean, John Rich and others offered Twitter condolences.

Here's a sampling of celebrity Tweets about Mindy McCready's death ...

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Billy McKnight, Mindy McCready's ex, says what a lot of folks are probably, tragically thinking - that he's not really surprised she committed suicide.

"As sad as it is, it didn't come as a major shock," McKnight told the Today show Monday in the aftermath of Sunday's Mindy McCready death.

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"She's just been battling demons for so long," he added. "I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew that this was in her."

Cleburne County, Ark., sheriff's deputies responded to a report of gunshots Sunday and discovered McCready dead of an apparent 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.

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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.

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The death of David Wilson is under investigation after Mindy McCready's boyfriend, "soul mate" and father of her baby died January 13 of a gunshot wound.

David Wilson died at his home in Heber Springs, Ark. Local and state authorities are still trying to piece together what happened before they put the case to bed.

Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said in a statement:

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"The body was submitted to the state crime lab for an autopsy along with some other items for testing and at the time that those things are released, we have no control."

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Mindy McCready has been through a lot, and is certainly no saint (drug addiction, jail time, domestic altercations, etc), but she wants to clear one thing up:

She did not kill David Wilson.

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In an interview with NBC's Dateline (a portion of which aired on Today), she says of losing her boyfriend, "I've never gone through anything this painful."

"Nor will I ever again go through anything as painful."

Calling Wilson, who took his own life via self-inflicted gunshot wound, her "soul mate," she added, "He didn't just touch my heart, he touched my soul."

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Mindy McCready is mourning the death of her "life partner," singer-songwriter David Wilson, who died at home in in Heber Springs, Ark., last night undisclosed causes.

The couple had been together for about two years.

David Wilson, Mindy McCready

Wilson was the father of her 9-month-old son, Zayne. Country singer McCready, 37, also has an older son, Zander, with country singer Billy McKnight.

"David was my soulmate," McCready said in a statement.

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Mindy McCready cannot even give birth without controversy.

The country singer - who abducted her son in late 2011 and was eventually found cowering with the five-year old in a friend's closet - welcomed a baby boy into the world last Monday, she confirmed over the weekend, despite reports that she was pregnant with twins.

His name is Zayne.

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“Zayne is truly a blessing and a joy,” McCready and boyfriend David Wilson said in a statement. “It was a long and trying pregnancy; we’re so happy he’s here. There are no words to convey how happy we are.”

A rep for McCready says a "misinterpreted sonogram" was to blame for the initial claim of two fetuses.

The crooner's sordid history includes an alleged relationship with cheating baseball star Roger Clemens when she was only 16, along with the incident detailed above and a sex tape. She is also the mother to Zander, 6.

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Mindy McCready is an odd one. In her latest eye-opening public statement, she said that her son Zander is really the only thing stopping her from offing herself.

In an interview with ABC's 20/20, McCready said the boy "saved my life."

"Every time I wanted to let go and give in, I remember what he did for me," said McCready, who has attempted suicide at least once. "He is my little angel."

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McCready's previous efforts at suicide and substance abuse are the reasons she no longer has custody of Zander - and feuds with her mother, who does.

Mindy and Zander were recently the subject of an interstate manhunt after she allegedly took off with him during a visitation. He is now in foster care.

The troubled country singer says that her mom, Gayle Inge, believes herself to be a prophet from God - not exactly a good influence on young Zander.

Also, "They see dead people in their home all the time – spirits, demons, ghosts," explained McCready, who is pregnant again with twins as we speak.

McCready also contends Inge has spanked Zander with a wooden spoon hard enough to leave scars. Inge denies the allegation. Until Round 293 ...

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With the FBI accusing her of “parental abduction,” troubled singer Mindy McCready tells ABC that she believed she did nothing wrong in violating a court order.

After fleeing with her five-year-old son to Arkansas, U.S. Marshals said they later found the country singer and the boy hiding in a closet, which she denies.

“What I did was to protect my child, there’s not a person in the world that’s going to tell me that that is wrong,” said McCready, who was found in Arkansas.

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"I would not ever think that me taking my own child, that I carried for nine months, that I gave birth to in the hospital by myself would ever be breaking the law.”

That's not necessarily how it works, but oh well.

McCready, who is pregnant with twins, said her son was anguished when, she said, U.S. Marshals came to get the boy with a SWAT team-like force last Friday.

“He was screaming, ‘Please don’t touch me, don’t touch me, please don’t touch my mommy. Please, leave me alone, I want to be with my mommy,’” she said.

An official with the U.S. Marshalls said that authorities used standard operating procedure when taking Zander into custody and had a social worker with them.

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Mindy McCready Biography

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Malinda Gayle McCready
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