Those of you who follow my site, know that I have been very nervous about Mindy McCready for a while now (I have the same sick feeling about Amanda Bynes).
Sunday night, the 37-year-old singer took her own life at her Heber Springs, Ark., home. According to her neighbors, McCready “shot herself and the dog.” From what I’ve read, she shot herself in the head – on her front porch.
NBC’s TODAY reports, “The cause of death ‘appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound,’ the Cleburne County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.”
It’s not the first time McCready has attempted suicide. She tried in both 2005 and 2008. She’s been in rehab several times, and has appeared on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in 2010.
The troubled star had been struggling following the sudden death of her boyfriend, 34-year-old David Wilson, on Jan. 13, 2013. Although she claimed she had nothing to do with Wilson’s passing, McCready’s two children Zander, 6, and her son with Wilson, Zayne, 9 months, were taken by authorities on Feb. 6 after family members claimed she was unfit to care for them. She decided 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 earlier this month. “Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children.”
But just a day after being ordered by a judge to enter a facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation, McCready was released to undergo outpatient treatment instead, according to E! News.
In her final interview before her death, McCready talked about Wilson, telling NBC’s Andrea Canning last month, “I have never gone through anything this painful. He didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soulmate.”
I wonder if she had anything to do with her fiance’s death – or if she just couldn’t get over him being gone. So many questions, and nothing but sadness. How horrible for her little boys.