Mindy McCready had a rough start to 2013. But no one imagined to the extent that it would cause the 37-year-old singer to take her own life yesterday morning.
According to a news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, “McCready was found dead at a residence in Herber Springs from what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot to the head. An autopsy is pending.”
The “Ten Thousand Angels” singer has had to endure a series of unfortunate events throughout her career, including the recent death of her boyfriend and father to one of her kids, David Wilson. Wilson was pronounced dead from a self-infliced gunshot wound around the first of the year, which took quite the toll on McCready after an already rough couple of years with drug and alcohol abuse.
“I’ve never gone through anything this painful,” the country music singer told NBC’s Dateline on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in an one-on-one interview. “He didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul.”
Weeks after his death, the Florida native was admitted into an in-patient facility, ET reported.
Her father told the court in a statement, “Since boyfriend (David Wilson) shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks.” He continued with, “Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children.
While the death of a loved one is never easy, this was not the first drug abuse encounter for McCready.
She was hospitalized back in July 2008 after being found with cuts on her wrists and overdosing on pills and alcohol, according to TV Guide. Prior to that episode, she was caught overdosing on antidepressants while pregnant with her oldest son, Zander in 2006. Her first attempt at suicide occurred back in May 2005 after being abused by her ex-boyfriend, Billy McKnight, TV Guide also confirms.
It’s unfortunate that such a talent was taken at such a young age. McCready has definitely suffered a rather tough series of events, including run-ins with the law and scandalous extramarital affairs.
Country singers alike immediately took to Twitter to show their remorse. “Too much tragedy to overcome. R.I.P. Mindy McCready,” tweeted Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks.
Carrie Underwood added, “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…”
Our condolences go out to Mindy’s family and two little boys. May “Ten Thousand Angels” be watching over them.
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