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Mindy McCready Suicide: New Details & Celebrity Condolences

Mindy McCready Suicide: New Details & Celebrity Condolences

New details have emerged in the apparent suicide of country singer Mindy McCready.

At approximately 3:30 pm on Sunday (February 17), officers were called in for reports of gunshots at a private residence. Upon arrival minutes later, they found the 37-year-old singer deceased on the front porch, according to TMZ.

The death was apparently a single gunshot wound, and an autopsy is expected to be performed.

Since the news broke, celebrities have been tweeting their condolences.

“I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…” Carrie Underwood wrote on her Twitter.

Click inside to read what other celebrities had to share about Mindy McCready’s tragic passing…

LeAnn Rimes: “My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her son’s.”

Mario Lopez: “Sad news about Mindy Mcready… Apparent suicide.. #RIP”

Kristin Chenoweth: “:( so sad. RIP MINDY”

Questlove: “ahhh man. Mindy McCready died?”

John Rich: “Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.”

Chely Wright: “Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory”

Jill Zarin: “I feel so sorry for her children…RIP ..Mindy McCready”

Tiffany Thornton: “Oh my goodness, just turned on my comp to the yahoo homepage and saw that Mindy McCready has passed. So saddened by this. My prayers are with her family and especially her two sons. I know this must be a difficult time for them all. #RIPMindyMcCready”

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  • oy

    Sympathies to the family. Guns and those with substance abuse problems are a combination that should never mix.

  • NYC

    What shame. May she RIP. I remember her on Dr Drew.
    So sad…..Depression is terrible. We need to find a way to help people more often. Too many suicides in this world and too much violence.

  • Effy

    Heartbreaking :( Really sad she couldn’t see the will to live for her kids. Prayers are with her family and others who’ve suffered from such tragedy.

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  • Toni

    So sad to hear, just terrible :( My thoughts go to her family.

  • rachael

    Sad news, poor Mindy, such a troubled soul. I hope her children find a better way to ease their pain down the line. Booze and drugs will claim you in the end.

  • http://Charter rdh

    So very sad. What a heartbreaking legacy to leave her children. Pray that they will find a good home, and build a better life for themselves.

  • LooseLipz

    Still a lot to unfold here…I wonder if she had some PP Depression after giving birth. Then there’s the possibility she killed her boyfriend and knew she’d be spending the rest of her life in prison…
    Add her drug and alcohol problems to the critical recipe and you have the end result.
    But why kill the innocent dog?

  • TackyZacky

    She reportedly shot her dog as well. If her children had not been taken away from her days earlier, they would have undoubtedly been shot, too.

  • Fruitfly

    @TackyZacky: Thank God they were removed from the home. That was too close for comfort.

    It’s too bad she couldn’t get herself together. Where was her family in all of this – mother, father, siblings?

  • Athena

    Suicide is a sad state of life. It’s also a selfish act to do. She leaves behind two children and family. Depression makes it difficult to accept or deal with the problems in our lives, but if she could afford healthcare to sort out her problems, she was better off than most of America. It’s too sad that people who claim to be her friend didn’t see it coming. May her soul rest in peace if the Gods wield it so. Many blessings and sympathy to her family.

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan_whatelse!

    I have 2 albums of Mindy.
    This is shocking me!

  • Louise J. Miller

    just as Howard implied I am blown away that you can profit $9489 in 1 month on the computer. have you read this website… http://www.snag4.cℴm

  • Mary

    Too sad really. She left two young children behind.
    What a tragedy.
    My condolences to her family and beloved ones.

  • pixie

    Why would they let someone who had history of suicide attempts,mental illness,substance abuse and possibly suffering from post partum depression and/or grief of several losses back into a home that was the place of her babys father suicide…..alone?Sounds to me like the support system that should have been in place failed. I mean look at how many red flags this woman had and they just let her go alone.

  • Rocky

    This is just so sad. She was so young and a great singer/performer. Her demons wouldn’t leave her alone. Rest in Peace Mindy. May your family, especially your little ones remember only the good things in your life.

  • brian

    i am so heartbroken my heart feels like it has a ton of bricks weighing it down – RIP sweet angel you will be missed so greatly by those who love you – i hope and i pray that God is comforting you and granting you the peace and love that you have so longed for – and i am sorry that the world was not that kind to you and i wished i could have been there for you when you needed it the most – RIP princess :(