Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, age 37, has died of an apparent suicide, the result of a single self-inflicted gunshot, the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. According to E! News, McCready shot herself and her dog. The Associated Press reports that her body was found 4pm Sunday on the front porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas, after neighbors heard gunshots and called the police.
McCready leaves behind two children, 6-year-old Zander and 9-month-old Zayne. Her death comes just a little more than a month after the death of her boyfriend, songwriter David Wilson, age 34. Wilson’s death is still under investigation.
This is a horrible tragedy that we will keep you posted on. This also comes very shortly after McCready made a commitment to rehab as well as her children being removed from her home. McCready was apparently “sleeping all day and drinking all night” as well as taking prescription drugs.
Our condolences go out to Mindy’s children and as we get more information we will be sharing it.