It is being reported that Mindy McCready shot her dead fiancés dog before turning the gun on herself on February 17, 2013. Just one month ago Mindy was being questioned about the death of her boyfriend and during this last month her children had been removed from her home for neglect. This may have turned out to be much more than the songbird could handle. The past 24 hours many Country Music Stars have reacted, are commenting and are remembering Mindy today via Facebook and Twitter. Here are some of their comments via their Facebook pages. Keith UrbanBlessings to all of Mindy McCready's family and friends today. Very sad indeed. -KU
I remember one of my first shows in the beginning of my touring career. There were several new artists on the bill and Mindy McCready was one of them. I remember being beside the stage waiting to do my sound check. She was doing her sound check and did the Linda Ronstadt song A Long Long Time. It was SO good and so beautiful; she had real talent that unfortunately got pegged into a bimbo image. They wanted to make her the blonde Shania and that was just a dead end street for her..........Her singing really moved me and I never forgot it. I'm very sad that she never recovered from her substance abuse issues. I hate it that it is another beautiful voice squandered and especially for her children. People kick people when they're down and that's really too bad..........It's not for us to judge. I hope she rest in peace
I am going to miss you Mindy. You were always sweet to me.
Country Singer Billy DeanMy best memory of Mindy McCready was at Country in the Rockies charity ski race. Someone paid like 20,000.00 she would ski down the mountain in a bikini. She did it for the charity. That's still a beautiful picture to me. She took one for the team that day for sure. Rest in peace sweetheart.
Mandy BarnettSo sad about Mindy McCready. RIP sweet girl.
Commenting and Remembering Mindy via Twitter:
Wynona Judd: "Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life. Addiction is a DISEASE and not a character flaw. When the pain becomes too much, it causes people to want that pain to stop. This is just so unbelievable and so sad. God be with the family and those babies. Surround them with your grace & mercy. Sleep in Heavenly peace Mindy."
Martina McBride: "So sad."
Chely Wright: "Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory."
Gretchen Peters: "So sad to hear about Mindy McCready. I met her in the first flush of her early career. This is a hard business. Sometimes success is poison."
Carrie Underwood: "I grew up listening to Mindy McCready...so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them..."
Clay Aiken: "I listened admiringly to Mindy McCready growing up. May she finally be at peace and lend her beautiful voice to heavens."
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott: "My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys...may God's peace & protection be on them!"
LeAnn Rimes: "My heart goes out to Mindy McCready's family. I knew her well. It's a horrible tragedy. May peace be with her son's."
Jason Aldean: "Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family."
Big and Rich's John Rich: "Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life."
I think the country stars have said it all. Rest in peace sweet Mindy.