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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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