Country singer Mindy McCready committed suicide this afternoon in Arkansas. MyFox8 and E! News says that Mindy shot herself to death in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Mindy was recently committed to a treatment facility for alcohol abuse and mental health issues. Mindy checked two days after she checked in. Mindy was only 37.
A member of Mindy’s family confirmed the sad news to Fox 17 in Nashville. Mindy has been in a bad way for a while. Just a month ago, Mindy’s boyfriend David Wilson and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne shot himself to death. David’s family threw a side-eye at Mindy, because they think she had something to do with his death and she denied it over and over again. Mindy was on Celebrity Rehab and tried to dry out several times. She also tried to commit suicide a couple of times before.
When Mindy was committed, her two sons, Zayne and 6-year-old Zander, were taken from her home and put into foster care.
I blame it all on Roger Clemens. Mindy started a 10-year-long affair with Roger when she was just 15 years old. Mindy’s life did the slow wall slide after that. I know that Mindy’s life was a Lifetime movie and a sad country song, but I really thought that maybe just maybe Mindy would kick all her demons (as they say) and have a comeback.
And I just want to close my ears to everything Dr. Drew will say about this.
Rest in peace, Mindy McCready.
UPDATE: And here’s ten more dollops of sadness. Mindy also shot her dog friend too. Rest in peace, Doggy McCready.