Mindy McCready, a country singer better known recently for her ongoing personal troubles than for her string of late-´90s hits, died Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in her Arkansas home, the Cleburne County sheriff said. Sheriff Marty Moss said his office received a call to the McCready home around 3:30 p.m. local time in Heber Springs, Ark., west of Memphis and north of Little Rock. "Ms. McCready is deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,´´ Moss told USA TODAY. He said officers found McCready at the scene.
Comments: Sad that more and more singers and actresses seem to be letting their fame get ahead of them to the point where they can´t handle it anymore without drugs and alcohol.
God love her...she´d been a train wreck for YEARS. From having a teenage affair with Roger Clemens to drugs and alcohol to violent relationships...geez Louise. and of course, the latest was the death of her fiance´, who she wsaid was a suicide, but the police aren´t convinced and she hasn´t been ruled out as a suspect. As ever, it´s the children who suffer.
#7, that´s true. But she tried at least three other times to kill herself with pills. She must have meant it this time. It is my understanding that the children had been taken away from me. She killed her dog too. Glad the kids weren´t there because she might have shot them in her state of mind.
It wasn´t just a teenage love affair with that reprobate Clemens - she was 15. Yes, she was a train wreck but she had a lot of help. I´m guessing that she may have had an abortion also. There is growing evidence that abortion leads to drug and alcohol abuse as well as thoughts of suicide. Very sad life for one so young. Her children will be taken care of - it is too bad that she couldn´t get through rehab and get her life back together for their sakes.
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Bad Dog, 2/18/2013 7:41:19 AM (No. 9182504)
Unfortunately, because she killed herself, her eternal agonies are just beginning. I pray God have mercy on her soul. It´s too bad, and so sad, that she couldn´t have found peace and forgiveness from her Heavenly Father in this life (it was there, all along) in order to be eternally peaceful and happy in the next.
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