Skip to comments.Country singer Mindy McCready dead at 37
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, McCreadys 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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May she be submerged in the ocean of God’s mercy.
Obviously she had no peace with herself in this world, may she have peace in the next.
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.
“Never heard of her”
Me neither; nor her music. RIP.
Another one of Dr Drew’s Celebrity Rehab failures.
He’s lost a lot of them.
I feel sorry for her children.
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.
“Bible isnt really big on suicide. Its a tool used by the other side, its also never the answer regardless of the circumstances.”
Have to agree with that. Nothing Godly pushes someone to suicide.
I guess locking her away for her own good never occurred to them.
Never heard of her either and I am a country and western fan.
Sadly, those places are long, long closed down.
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.
They still have them but they are more like prisons. There is one in Marion Va.
Hospitals usually have psych wards
True, the hospitals have them, but they have limited time stays. Look for it to get worse under Obama care.
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.
may she find the peace and understanding that she did not find in this life
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
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.
Such a pretty girl. RIP
In the mid 90’s she had a few hits, “Ten Thousand Angels”, “Guys do it all the time”, she alos dated Dean Cain back then.
“I foresaw music becoming vapid pop with the emergence of MTV and other forms of music videos.”
You got that right, no wonder pressure was put on singers such as McReady that it ends up breaking them, having to look more Beyonce in dress.
See that was it, so few hits that I forgot.
Poor woman. How sad.
Very sad for her children and her parents. It seems as if they tried everything in their power to save her from herself until her oldest child was exposed to her erratic behavior and drug use. Her Mother gained custody of that child (age 5) setting off a firestorm in the press.
I wasn’t surprised to hear this last night. I wasn’t surprised when I heard of Whitney Houston’s death. I won’t be surprised when I hear the news of Lindsey Lohan’s demise.
I endorse that observation. That was also my experience.
She was a train wreck that the press loved to write about. Think of Linsey Lohan but McCreedy’s parents actually tried to save her rather than exploit her.
For those who haven’t seen the stories on her in the press over the past 2 years, she suffered depression for many years (before her brush with fame), she had a sex tape (surprise!), dated Roger Clemens for 10 years beginning as a teenager and lost custody of her 5 yr old son due to her drug use and crazy behavior. She also had a 10 month old baby with the boyfriend who killed himself last month.
The meaning of “taking up your cross daily” is not lost upon us, that is for sure. He knows he cannot do this by himself, so he works every minute of everyday to give this addiction over to God. The transformation is remarkable, but it is fragile. Like he always says, the bar is the same distance away for him as it is for everyone else who wrestles with addictions.
Not surprised, the focus now is on looks than talent.
What is going to happen to her children? Foster care?
She ought to burn in Hell if they end up there.
To the contrary, I think there was some incredibly vibrant and interesting music that emerged in the 80's, roughly coincidental to the onset of MTV. IMHO, music entered a real tailspin in the early 90s, about the time MTV stopped actually playing music videos.
Rock music DIED after the 70s. Music videos are part of that. MTV started it then it was farmed out to other music video channels.
There is something missing in people’s makeup that requires a video input to enjoy music. Music is audio. Some of the best artists back in the day were ugly as sin and never would have made it into the industry had their looks been factored in.