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Monday, February 18, 2013

Mindy McCready’s Beautiful Voice, Troubled Life

In this Nov. 14, 2008 file photo, country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

In this Nov. 14, 2008 file photo, country singer Mindy McCready performs in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.

Authorities in Heber Springs, Ark., found the body of the 37-year-old yesterday on the porch of her home, the same place where longtime boyfriend David Wilson was found. Authorities believe both Wilson and McCready shot themselves.

McCready had struggled for years with alcohol and drugs. She had checked into court-ordered rehab and had given her two young sons up to foster care.

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  • Tedpax

    Can someone confirm reports that she also shot her dog? If so, that’s just sick. Why shoot your dog?!? 

  • Raoul Ornelas

    After all these years the medical profession should be doing studies connecting the dots between country and western music and mental illness. Like Jerusalem is city for religious nuts, Nashville is the city for mental illness. Question: Which is worse country music or religion or, are they connected at the hip. Or, should God fearing Christian law abiding country and western performers be restricted from owning guns?

  • Raoul Ornelas

    Tedpax:

    Apparently the dog did the shooting then shot himself! The epilogue to this terrible 
    event is the dog was not aware of the 2n Amendment.

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