Stacy McCloud, a reporter at FOX 17 in Nashville, tweeted:
“A close family friend of Mindy McCready has informed me that the country singer has committed suicide.”
McCloud's initial tweet was followed by more confirmation:
“The Mindy McCready suicide I told you about has now been confirmed from 4 different sources. A statement from the family is in the works.”
Andrea Canning, a correspondent for NBC News, with whom McCready last interviewed, is also reporting McCready committed suicide on Sunday. Canning said a family friend told her that McCready “shot and killed herself this evening.”
McCready was born on Nov. 30, 1975. The Florida-born singer recorded five studio albums, including her debut album Ten Thousand Angels back in 1996. McCready gained notoriety back in 2008 when her relationship with Roger Clemens was made public.
The Cleburne County sheriff said in a statement that her death appears to have been caused from 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," the statement said.