Singer Mindy McCready's horrible suicide took place on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, and already there is a bit of a strange conspiracy theory going on. Her death makes her the fifth person that has starred on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" to die in the past two years alone. The series brings celebrities dealing with particular demons, such as drugs and alcohol, and brings them into rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky.
"I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy's family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many," Dr. Drew Pinsky told PEOPLE in a statement. "Although I have not treated her for a few years, I had reached out to her recently upon hearing about the apparent suicide of her boyfriend and father of her younger children. She was devastated."
He continued: "Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment."
Before McCready's death at the young age of 37, the others to pass on were:
- Joey Kovar - former "Real World" star died in August 2012 of an overdose
- Mike Starr - Former bassist for Alice in Chains died in 2011 of an overdose
- Jeff Conaway - Actor of "Taxi" and "Grease" died in May 2011
- Rodney King - Center of the Los Angeles riots died in June 2012
This is not to say that the series on VH1 is cursed or anything, but it certainly isn't a good sign. Those that end up on "Celebrity Rehab" are already battling serious problems and seeking help, but it doesn't always seem to stick.
"Mental health issues can be life threatening and need to be treated with the same intensity and resources as any other dangerous potentially life threatening medical condition," Pinsky added. "Treatment is effective. If someone you know is suffering please be sure he or she gets help and maintains treatment."