Singer Mindy McCready dead of apparent suicide, say sources
Troubled country star Mindy McCready has reportedly committed suicide at her home in Heber Springs, Ark.
Andrea Canning, a reporter with 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”
A source told E! news that neighbors heard gunshots at her house and called the police. “She shot herself and the dog,” the source said.
McCready, who sold over three million albums during her heyday in the 90s, has now mainly been known for her personal troubles. A little over a month ago, her boyfriend, the record producer David Wilson, died from a gunshot wound; although his death was ruled a suicide, the investigation is still open. McCready’s two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9-months-old, were then taken from the singer’s home by authorities.
McCready, who appeared on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in 2010 had attempted suicide twice before, in 2005 and 2008.