Police have reported that famed country singer Mindy McCready has been found dead in Arkansas with what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Reports are coming in that the deceased country star's body was discovered on the deck of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas late Sunday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and contacted the local authorities.
McCready first found fame back in 1996 when her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, spawned several hits on the airwaves including "Guys Do It All the Time." Unfortunately, the star never reached the same level of acclaim with her following album releases over the next 14 years.
McCready had been dealt a series of blows over the past few months, particularly in January, when her boyfriend David Wilson was found dead on the very same porch she took her life on.
"David was my soulmate; he was a caregiver and guiding hand to our sons, Zander and Zayne," she said. In an interview with NBC soon after his death she added: "I just keep telling myself that the more suffering that I go through, the greater character I'll have."
Her two children were later taken from her home by authorities after family and friends became concerned with McCready's well-being and ability to take care of herself. She had reportedly been ordered to begin rehab treatment earlier this month after her father expressed concerns about her abusing alcohol and neglecting the welfare of her two children. He recently stated that,
"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."
RIP Mindy McCready.