Condolences to the sons and family and friends of country singer Mindy McCready who reportedly took her own life yesterday, Sunday, February 17 on the porch of her home in Arkansas.
Only weeks earlier, last January, her boyfriend David Wilson was discovered dead also from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He was dad to McCready’s 10-month old son Zayne.
Bellyitch covered McCready last year when she removed her first son, Zander, then 5-years old, from her parents’ home in Florida and traveled with him back to her Arkansas home. Her mother had custody of him but she claimed she was fearful for his safety and that she could not return him because she was pregnant with twins and could not travel back because of doctor’s orders. She later gave birth last April to only one child a few months after police found her and her son hiding in a closet.
McCready, who had chart topping hits in 1996 and 1997, was a recent star on Dr. Drew Pinky’s show Celebrity Rehab.
She lead a tortured life haunted by mental health problems and substance abuse. She was 37.
Read more about her life in CNN’s article about the “Guys do it all the time” hit maker.