Mindy McCready was a Country Music Recording artist who recorded five albums. Her debut album was released in 1996 called Ten Thousand Angels. She was a troubled country star who appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew where she discussed her struggle with drug addiction. Mindy had previous suicide attempts.
In a report on CNN, McCready had a downward spiral in her personal life prior to her death. In 2004, McCready was placed on three years’ probation after she fraudulently obtained the Oxycontin painkiller at a pharmacy. The following year, she was arrested for DUI in Nashville. She was beaten and choked by her then boyfriend Billy McKnight. In 2005, McCready attempted suicide by drug overdose. In 2008, she attempted suicide again with another drug overdose.
Last month, McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson, was found dead at their home in Arkansas. In a report on Hollywood Life, David Wilson was found shot by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Sunday night, Mindy McCready was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Celebrities reacted to her tragic death.
Carrie Underwood: “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready. So sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them.”
Melissa Gilbert: “Heartbreakingly sad”
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 sons.”
Clay Aiken: “I listened admiringly to Mindy McCready growing up. May she finally be at peace and lend her beautiful voice to heaven’s #tenthousandangels”
Jason Aldean : Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.”
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.”