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Mindy McCready, Country Singer, Dead at 37

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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It's been a difficult month for Mindy McCready, and unfortunately, E! News has learned that the country singer's life has come to end far too soon. 

A source close to the 37-year-old tells us her body was found in Heber Springs, Ark.

A source tells E! News that Mindy's father, Tim McCready had been staying with her until this morning when he returned to Florida. When her father left, "she was in good spirits and seemed to be fine," our source tells us.

Neighbors heard gunshots at her house and called the police. "She shot herself and the dog," our source says.

"Things have been hectic. But I'm still here..," the star tweeted in January.

Just a little over a month ago, McCready's boyfriend, David Wilsondied at the age of 34 with no cause of death or details surrounding his passing being revealed, however continues to be under investigation.

Shortly afterward, the star's life began going on a downward spiral.

After denying any involvement with Wilson's death, McCready's two children, Zander, 6, andZayne, 9-months-old, were taken from the singer's Heber Springs, Ark., home by authorities. "Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good," a source told E! News when the children were removed.

That was the point when McCready was ordered to enter an in-patient facility for treatment. "Since boyfriend (David Wilson) shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks," her father said in court documents. "Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children."

In agreeing to McCready's "involuntary admission" to an appropriate facility, the judge wrote that "there is cause to find there is clear and convincing evidence that Respondent is in imminent danger of harm to herself or others, suicidal or gravely disabled."

However, just a day after being ordered by a judge to enter a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation, the troubled celeb was released to undergo outpatient treatment instead.

"Being involuntarily committed and having her children taken away from her was eye-opening. It helped her realize she needs to focus on putting her family back together and moving forward from this tragedy," a source told E! News. "She is in a better state of mind."

McCready set off family-service alarm bells in November 2011 after violating a court order when she didn't bring her then 5-year-old son, Zander, back home to Florida after a visit. (The singer was allowed to visit her son, whose father is McCready's ex Billy McKnight, but her mother had custody of the child.)

She claimed she was simply protecting her child. Zander was subsequently placed in foster care in the state while the custody dispute was dealt with.

In her last interview before she died with NBC's Andrea Canning, the singer spoke about the effect Wilson's death had on her. "I have never gone through anything this painful," she said. "He didn't just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soulmate."



by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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gmadiane
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

how very sad

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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They should not have made it outpatient!!
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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Sad =(

sara_7106
by Platinum Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM
For sure :(


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They should not have made it outpatient!!

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PinkParadox
by Beautifully Broken on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

So sad

Jessica020410
by Jessica on Feb. 18, 2013 at 2:43 AM
So sad. =(
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TXbornmama
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:38 AM

very very sad 

BeachMommy07
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Honestly I dnt know if that really mattered or not she was troubled in the head. I just read on TMZ.com that she also shot her dog. Her innocent dog. :(

Quoting MamaMandee:

They should not have made it outpatient!!



MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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If she would have been an inpatient then she would have been getting help & would not have axcess to a gun.

Quoting BeachMommy07:

Honestly I dnt know if that really mattered or not she was troubled in the head. I just read on TMZ.com that she also shot her dog. Her innocent dog. :(

Quoting MamaMandee:

They should not have made it outpatient!!


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MrsNewman
by Shayna on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM

sad. 

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