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Country singer Mindy McCready dead at 37
FOX NEWS ^ | 2/18/13 | FOX

Posted on 02/18/2013 5:16:44 AM PST by Doogle

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37.

Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said in a statement McCready died Sunday apparently of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending.

Just last month David Wilson, McCready’s boyfriend and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne, was found dead on the same porch where McCready's body was found. His death also was investigated as a suicide.

McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Her sons were put in foster care at the time, but it's not clear where Zander and Zayne were at the time of McCready's suicide.

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RIP
1 posted on 02/18/2013 5:16:54 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

May she be submerged in the ocean of God’s mercy.


2 posted on 02/18/2013 5:23:30 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Doogle

Obviously she had no peace with herself in this world, may she have peace in the next.


3 posted on 02/18/2013 5:23:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Doogle

Never heard of her.

Like all other forms of popular music today the singers need to be beautiful. I remember ‘listening’ to country and rock in the 50s and 60s and not knowing what most of them looked like save the few like Elvis or the Beatles.

Much of the music was GREAT. Because no one knew or cared what they looked like.


4 posted on 02/18/2013 5:26:12 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

“Never heard of her”

Me neither; nor her music. RIP.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 5:28:06 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Doogle

Mindy McCready - David Wilson
6 posted on 02/18/2013 5:43:10 AM PST by deport
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To: Doogle

Another one of Dr Drew’s Celebrity Rehab failures.

He’s lost a lot of them.

I feel sorry for her children.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 5:46:19 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: JPG

Bible isn’t really big on suicide. It’s a tool used by the other side, it’s also never the answer regardless of the circumstances.

I feel terrible for those boys and the rest of the family.


8 posted on 02/18/2013 5:46:32 AM PST by Bulwyf
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“Bible isn’t really big on suicide. It’s a tool used by the other side, it’s also never the answer regardless of the circumstances.”

Have to agree with that. Nothing Godly pushes someone to suicide.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 6:01:57 AM PST by selfdefense
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To: Doogle
Rest in peace, Mindy..Lord only knows what a life you have had through all your time on earth..Such a beautiful person..
10 posted on 02/18/2013 6:04:11 AM PST by PLD
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To: selfdefense

I guess locking her away for her own good never occurred to them.


11 posted on 02/18/2013 6:04:16 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Vaquero

Never heard of her either and I am a country and western fan.


12 posted on 02/18/2013 6:13:59 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: AppyPappy

Sadly, those places are long, long closed down.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 6:14:57 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Unfortunately rehab fails more than it’s successful. But for those who have success, the transformation can be a miracle. My husband is an example of this.

Addictions are terrible things to try to overcome. This is very sad.


14 posted on 02/18/2013 6:19:05 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: Biggirl

They still have them but they are more like prisons. There is one in Marion Va.

Hospitals usually have psych wards


15 posted on 02/18/2013 6:22:31 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

True, the hospitals have them, but they have limited time stays. Look for it to get worse under Obama care.


16 posted on 02/18/2013 6:30:48 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: CityCenter

Most people do not realize that even the best and expensive rehab facilities, such as Hazelton, are only successful 18% of the time. Atleast that is what I have heard Don Imus state and read in books.

Congrats to your husband and your family.


17 posted on 02/18/2013 6:49:29 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: JPG

may she find the peace and understanding that she did not find in this life


18 posted on 02/18/2013 6:56:48 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: CityCenter

Experiencing this now, I thank God that your husband has found his way way from Satan grasp.
I wish someone in her life would,could,should make her see that suicide was not the answer.

I pray for the survivors and for her soul


19 posted on 02/18/2013 7:08:25 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Biggirl

Guess I am old school. I’m a music fan. No particular genre.
Have stuff from classical, WW II swing, 50s through 70s rock and country
I foresaw music becoming vapid pop with the emergence of MTV and other forms of music videos.

How one looks is now more importance than the music.


20 posted on 02/18/2013 7:20:49 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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