Mindy McCready, the country singer, was found dead Sunday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. McCready was 37 and was battling her fair share of long-time problems. According to CNN on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, McCready’s suicide comes on the heels of her boyfriend's suicide, who was the father of her 10-month-old son.
Police were dispatched to McCready’s home on Sunday afternoon after reports of gunshots fired came into the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office. McCready’s body was found on the front porch of her home.
Last month, McCreay's record producer boyfriend, David Wilson, killed himself. McCready has left behind two sons, one being only 10 months old. The singer had struggled with mental illness and addiction for years.
She appeared on “Celebrity Rehab” a few years back trying to get help for her addiction from Dr. Drew Pinsky, the star of that reality show. McCready’s celebrated a top selling album, “10,000 Angels” in 1996. Her chart-topping single “Guys Do It All the Time” was from that album.
Her demons are conveyed in a book that she was writing. Last year she published some excerpts of this book. McCready wrote on her website in January of 2012:
"I haven't had a hit in almost a decade. I've spent my fortune, tarnished my public view and made myself the brunt of punch line after punch line. I've been beaten, sued, robbed, arrested, jailed, and evicted. But I'm still here. With a handful of people that I know and trust, a revived determination, and both middle fingers up in the air, I'm ready. I've been here before. I'm a fighter. I'm down, but I'll never be out."