Mindy McCready confirmed dead, by reported Suicide.
Mindy McCready’s brother confirmed to the Daily News, that Mindy had taken her own life. Mindy McCready, a country singer, better known recently for her ongoing personal troubles than for her string of late-’90s hits.
After her boyfriend, David Wilson, died at 34, her children were removed due to suspicion that she was involved in his death. She later admitted herself, into an inpatient facility to treat her depression.
The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this evening that reads:
“At 3:31 PM, Sunday, February 17th Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired in the area of 1132 Fox Chase Drive in Heber Springs. Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 PM and discovered the body of 37-year-old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence at 1132 Fox Chase. 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 of the incident. Ms. McCready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy, and the matter will be fully investigated.”
“Mindy McCready is deceased, from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Randy Moss told USA TODAY. Nashville television reporter Stacy McCloud tweeted that four sources, including a member of Mindy McCready’s family, had confirmed the singer’s suicide and that a statement from the family was in the works.
Mindy McCready had attempted suicide twice before, once in 2005 and again in 2008. She also made several trips to rehab and appeared in 2010 on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab, with Dr. Drew.”
Andrea Canning interviewed Mindy McCready for Dateline, after the singer’s boyfriend, record producer David Wilson, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound last month.
“I just started screaming, calling 911” after David shot himself, Mindy McCready told Andrea Canning. “I laid down next to him. I just pleaded with him not to die.” Mindy McCready entered rehab shortly after Wilson’s death.
Andrea Canning, reporter for NBC Dateline, 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”
Mindy McCready’s country hits included her 1996 debut single, Ten Thousand Angels, and the chart-topping, Guys Do It All the Time. She released her last album, I’m Still Here, in 2010.
Although she recorded five studio albums throughout her career, she was perhaps best-known for her affair with former Yankees pitcher, Roger Clemens.
Malinda Gayle “Mindy” McCready (November 30, 1975 – February 17, 2013), was an American country music singer. Active since 1995, she recorded a total of five studio albums. Her debut album in 1996 was Ten Thousand Angels, and released on BNA Records. It was certified a 2× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
While 1997’s, If I Don’t Stay the Night, was certified Gold. 1999’s I’m Not So Tough, her final album for BNA, was less successful, forcing her to leave the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records. Overall, Mindy McCready’s four studio albums, have accounted for twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts.