In an apparent suicide, country singer Mindy McCready has died, E! News reports.
The 37-year-old whose body was discovered in Heber Springs, Arkansas on Sunday (February 17) has been going through a difficult time recently as just a little over a month ago her boyfriend, David Wilson, died at the age of 34 with a supposed apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement confirming the news, ”At 3:31 PM, Sunday, February 17th Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired in the area of 1132 Fox Chase Drive in Heber Springs. Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 PM and discovered the body of 37 year old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence at 1132 Fox Chase. Ms. McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. At this time family members have been notified of the incident. Ms. Mcready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated.”
Mindy has had a troubled past, she had attempted suicide twice before, once in 2005 and again in 2008. Earlier this month, Mindy was committed to a to a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation but was released two days later, according to TMZ.
Mindy is survived by her two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months.