Troubled country singer Mindy McCready dead at 37.
Once-promising country singer Mindy McCready, who hit the charts with brassy anthems like “Guys Do It All the Time” and love songs like “Ten Thousand Angels,” was found dead Sunday night in an apparent suicide, a self-inflicted gunshot wound being cited as the cause of death.
McCready’s death comes just a few weeks after her boyfriend David Wilson also committed suicide. The couple were parents of a 10-month-old child, and McCready also leaves behind another son, for whom she was in a custody battle with her mother. McCready’s addiction to pills and alcohol led her to appear on a season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In a grim statistic, she is the fifth person who has appeared on the series to have died, and the third from her season. Jeff Conaway and Rodney King have died, along with McCready’s castmates Mike Starr and Joey Kovar.