Celebrities, particularly country stars, have taken to Twitter to mourn the late Mindy McCready, who was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday.
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 …
Carrie Underwood: “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready… so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…”
Katie Cook: “Mindy McCready is now at peace. Mindy, tonight I choose to remember you when your future was bright.”
John Rich: “Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.”
Wynonna Judd: “Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life. Addiction is a dis EASE & not a character flaw. When the pain becomes too much, it causes people to want that pain to stop. This is just so Unbelievable & so sad. God be with the family & those babies. Surround them with your grace & mercy. Sleep in Heavenly peace Mindy.”
Jason Aldean: “Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.”
Martina McBride: “So sad.”
Chely Wright: “Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory.”
Gretchen Peters: “So sad to hear about Mindy McCready. I met her in the first flush of her early career. This is a hard business. Sometimes success is poison.”
Melissa Gilbert: “Heartbreakingly sad.”
Richard Marx: “Such a drag to hear about Mindy McCready. Her poor children.”
LeAnn Rimes: “My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons.”
Clay Aiken: “I listened admiringly to Mindy McCready growing up. May she finally be at peace and lend her beautiful voice to heaven’s #tenthousandangels”