The promising country singer had lost her boyfriend, producer David Wilson, one month ago from a gunshot wound. He was 34-years-old.
Wilson’s death is currently being investigated. She told Andrea Canning on “Today” that Wilson was her life.
McCready has struggled with Wilson’s death and the removal of her two sons from her custody. The boys were 6-years old and 9-months old. The children were removed from her care last month, shortly after Wilson’s death.
McCready told ABC News that she has never had to survive anything as painful as Wilson’s death.
McCready topped charts with her debut album, “Ten Thousand Angels.” Her second album, “If I Don’t Stay the Night,” created two singles that ranked high on the charts. “You’ll Never Know” and “What if I Do,” added to the promise of the young singer’s career.
She was dropped by Capitol Records following the release of “Mindy McCready."
Mindy was taken into custody in 2004 for attempting to buy OxyContin with a fake prescription. The following year landed her in a suicide attempt after her boyfriend, Billy McKnight, was arrested for abusing her. Another suicide attempt later in the year while she was pregnant with her son raised red flags.
She made another attempt to commit suicide in 2008. The same year she was sentenced to 60 days in jail for a probation violation.
McCready checked into television rehab on Season 3 of Celebrity Rehab starring Dr. Drew. Once again in 2010, she was hospitalized for an overdose.
McCready is the last celebrity to pass away after appearing on the show. Other members who have died since their appearance are Jeff Conaway, Rodney King, Mike Starr and Joey Kovar.