Mindy McCready dead of apparent suicide

Mindy McCready Dead Of Apparent Suicide At 37

Country singer Mindy McCready died from an apparent suicide Sunday. She was 37 years old.

Stacy McCloud, a reporter at Fox 17 in Nashville, tweeted, “A close family friend of Mindy McCready has informed me that the country singer has committed suicide.” Shortly after, McCloud added, “The Mindy McCready suicide I told you about has now been confirmed from 4 different sources. A statement from the family is in the works.”

Andrea Canning, an NBC News correspondent tweeted that a family friend told her that McCready “shot and killed herself this evening.”

McCready lost her boyfriend, David Wilson, last month. The cause of death was not released, and the investigation is still open, but it was reported that he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. McCready denied killing Wilson, who reportedly struggled with drug addiction in recent years. McCready said Wilson was her soulmate and that he was her life. She also denied rumors that he had an affair with another woman.

McCready attempted suicide in December 2008. She was taken to a Nashville-area hospital for treatment and psychological evaluation. She severed a tendon on her left arm, which required immediate surgery. She had also previously been arrested and charged with battery and resisting arrest in 2007. She was also checked into rehab.

McCready was born November 30, 1975. She recorded five studio albums, including her debut, Ten Thousand Angels, which she released in 1996. In 2008, she made headlines when her relationship with Roger Clemens became public. She leaves behind her two sons, Zander and Zayne. McCready was accused of stealing Zander from his maternal grandmother, Gayle Inge, in 2007 after she faced a serious of legal troubles, as well as her suicide attempt.