How tragic. Country music star Mindy McCready was found dead on Feb. 17 of an apparent suicide. Sources close to the singer tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Mindy shot herself in the face.
Mindy McCready’s troubled life came to an end on Feb. 17, a little over a month since the father of her youngest child, David Wilson, was found dead in his home on Jan. 13 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sources tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Mindy shot herself in the face after shooting her dog in the very same spot that David took his life one month prior.
Mindy was obviously going through a very hard time lately, following David’s death.
“I’ve never gone through anything this painful,” Mindy said on NBC’s Dateline on Tuesday, Jan. 29. “He didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul.”
Despite any suspicion, Mindy denied any involvement in David’s death.
“He was my life. We were each other’s life,” she said in the Dateline interview. “David was not having an affair with another woman. That is absolutely totally untrue.”
Mindy’s Two Children Were Taken Into Foster Care
Mindy’s two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months, were removed from her home on Feb. 6 after she was committed to a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation. She was released two days later, TMZ reports.
“Since boyfriend (David Wilson) shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks,” her father said in court documents. “Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children.”
Mindy Attempted Suicide More Than Once
The “Ten Thousand Angels” singer had attempted suicide twice before: once in 2005 and again in 2008. She made several trips to rehab and appeared on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010.
Friends of Mindy’s tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that, sadly, they’re not surprised by the news. “She has had substance problems for so long and tragedy followed her through the years that we were unfortunately waiting to hear that she passed away through an accidental overdose or something even worse, which is exactly what happened. You can expect it in ways, but its still devastating when now it actually happened.”
The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office Releases A Statement
It 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. Mcready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated.”
Our thoughts go out to Mindy’s family and friends a this difficult time.
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Allison Swan & Russ Weakland
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