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Mindy McCready Found Dead of Apparent Suicide at 37 — Report

Country singer Mindy McCready, 37, whose boyfriend David Wilson was found dead January 13, has also been found dead of an apparent suicide in her Heber Springs, Arkansas, home, E! Online reports.

The “Guys Do It All The Time” singer unfortunately became more famous in recent years for her struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues. In January, her boyfriend David was found dead, having suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Though authorities believe the wound was self-inflicted, David’s death is still under investigation. As reported by TMZ, the Cleburne Country Sheriff Department claims Mindy's death was also caused by what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Earlier this month, Mindy’s two young children were removed from her home and put into foster case so that the singer could undergo court-mandated inpatient treatment for mental and substance abuse issues. She was later released to outpatient care February 9. Her body was found February 17.

UPDATE: According to TMZ, The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office released this statement Sunday night:

"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."

Source: E! Online, TMZ

02.18.2013 / 04:38 PM EDT by Amber Garrett
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