Singer Mindy McCready Found Dead

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Feb. 17 2013, Published 1:43 p.m. ET

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Country singer Mindy McCready, 37, was found dead in her Heber Springs, Arkansas home tonight. According to E! News, the singer may have taken her own life by shooting herself and her dog. Neighbors heard gun shots and called the police.

With a public battle with depression (she tried to take her life twice before) and addiction (she appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr, Drew), Mindy's death comes on the heels of her boyfriend David Wilson's sudden passing in January and her subsequently losing custody of her two children Zander, 6 and Zayne, 9 months.

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Even though Mindy claimed she had nothing to do with Wilson's passing, the authorities took her kids away on Feb. 6 after family members claimed Mindy was unfit to care for them. Sources say that Mindy was devastated after losing David so suddenly.

Court documents from earlier in the month show that Mindy's father revealed, "Since boyfriend (David Wilson) shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks. Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children."

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We'll bring you more details as we have them. Share your condolences in the comments below or tweet @OKMagazine.


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