Mindy McCready’s suicide at the age of 37 came as a shock last night as the news spread across the web, and as the sad confirmation sinks in, celebrities and those who knew the troubled singer have reacted to her death.
Mindy McCready’s suicide comes just a month after the death of her fiance David Wilson, and following custody troubles the singer had involving her two sons, six-year-old Zander and 9-month-old Zayne. On February 6, the two boys were removed from McCready’s care just weeks after Wilson died — a death in which circumstances are still being investigated.
Us spoke to some country music biz people following Mindy McCready’s suicide, and the sad ending to the singer’s woes is evident as many recall a woman who, despite fame, was sincere and kind by all accounts — and deserving of a far better fate than that that befell her. Storme Wilson hosts Headline Country on GAC and The Highway on SiriusXM, and he spoke highly to the mag not only of McCready’s talent, but his hopes she was getting on the right track in recent months.
Wilson says of McCready’s suicide and the woman he knew early on in her career:
“I first met Mindy in 1995, shortly before she launched her double-platinum debut album Ten Thousand Angels. As we became friends I was amazed not only by her talent but her infectious care-free confidence. As the years passed, it became obvious that that confident facade masked a very troubled soul.”
“I had great optimism last year when she made steps toward healthy personal choices and a potential career comeback. Needless to say, I’m very saddened by her death. My prayers go out to her children and the rest of her family and friends.”