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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:05 PM

 

Mindy McCready singer of "Guys Do it All the Time" shoots and kills herself

Mindy McCready, the 37-year-old country singer from Ft. Myers, Florida, is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her death comes only three weeks after the apparent suicide of David Wilson, her record producer boyfriend and father of her infant boy.

With a history of alcohol and substance dependence issues, McCready was ordered to check into a rehabilitation clinic ten days ago due to family concerns following Wilsonís death. Billy Dukes at A Taste of Country reported that she was released a few days later for outpatient treatment but her two boys remained in foster care. In addition to nine-month-old Zayne, McCready has a six-year-old son, Zander, from her marriage to Billy McKnight.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2013/02/17/mindy-mccready-dead-of-apparent-suicide/

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Reply Mindy McCready singer of "Guys Do it All the Time" shoots and kills herself (Original post)
sad-cafe Feb 2013 OP
Lil Missy Feb 2013 #1
derby378 Feb 2013 #2
shenmue Feb 2013 #3
TDale313 Feb 2013 #4
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #5
russspeakeasy Feb 2013 #13
Floyd_Gondolli Feb 2013 #25
get the red out Feb 2013 #27
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #6
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #21
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #24
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #34
duffyduff Feb 2013 #26
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #32
polly7 Feb 2013 #36
easttexaslefty Feb 2013 #35
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #7
DearHeart Feb 2013 #14
hfojvt Feb 2013 #22
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #8
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #11
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #9
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #10
spanone Feb 2013 #12
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #15
flvegan Feb 2013 #16
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #17
Sissyk Feb 2013 #23
nolabear Feb 2013 #18
ecstatic Feb 2013 #19
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #20
calimary Feb 2013 #28
get the red out Feb 2013 #29
polly7 Feb 2013 #30
hack89 Feb 2013 #33
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 #37
catbyte Feb 2013 #31

Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:09 PM

1. How tragic.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:15 PM

2. Don't know anything about her, but this is sad news

Those poor boys of hers...

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:17 PM

3. That's awful

Sorry for her son too.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. Incredibly sad news.

My thoughts are with her loved ones, especially the two young children.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:20 PM

5. She has had a rough life over the last decade plus. I don't follow her music,

but her troubles are well known. I sometime follow sports and came across her story because of a one time affair with the Major League pitcher Roger Clemens.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:24 PM

13. an afffair with Clemens wouldn't have HELPED her situation.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:41 PM

25. Most were self induced

 

She always struck me as someone who had a bit of a covet the struggle attitude. I work with someone like that who has to have never ending drama and turmoil in her life to be happy. The first sign of calm waters and she becomes uneasy.

Of course, none of us knew her. She did shoot her dog before she shot herself which is very sad. No reason to bring the poor dog into her never ending shit show.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:45 PM

27. I didn't know that!

Poor dog! Probably good the kids were no longer living with her!

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:20 PM

6. Pray or send vibes for her kids

Tragic and, frankly, stupid.

It's a permanent solution to temporary problems that now has left her sons without a mother.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:24 PM

21. You said,

"It's a permanent solution to temporary problems"
That's an tired worn cliche'. You personally have no idea how temporary or permanent her problems were.

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:32 PM

24. Suicide is always a permanent solution to temporary problems

You personally have no idea how this will mess her kids up.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:53 PM

34. You assume a lot.

I know quite a bit about depression and suicide.

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Response to easttexaslefty (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:44 PM

26. Apparently you never had somebody in your family take his or her life

at least judging by your attitude.

Contrary to libertarian propaganda that suicide is an act of courage, it is a selfish act.

She didn't hurt herself; she hurt her kids.

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:30 PM

32. Oh my god.

Such ignorance, and all wrapped up in one post.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:13 PM

36. +1000. nt.

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:56 PM

35. No, only my son.

Who was far from selfish. Suicide is not a "selfish" act. It's an act of desperation. Educate yourself. www.afsp.org is a good place to start.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:39 PM

7. she had a great voice

 

I don't remember many of her songs, but "Guys do it all the time" was really good in the early 90's. I believe she was on celebrity rehap about the same time that Mike Starr was. Isn't he also gone as well?

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

14. She did have a wonderful voice. I feel so horrible for her little boys!

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:25 PM

22. I only remember two

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

8. I use to listen to her when I was a teenager

She's been suicidal for a long time. I'm so sad for her kids and sad for her that she could never seem to find peace.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:11 PM

11. youngest kid used to enter talent shows and that was one of her songs

 

a "smarty" "peppy" little cute attitude song that would always garner little sc some praises

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:49 PM

10. Former mistress of Roger Clemens (nt)

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:21 PM

12. sad life. sad death.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:34 PM

15. so had she not had guns at her disposal

 

what would be different?

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:39 PM

16. While shitdiots will politicize this, my thoughts are with her family and her extended circle.

This is an extremely troubled family and we should see it as such.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:43 PM

17. I think this has been going on a while

 

the celeb rehab she was on was at least 3 years ago. The family and friends should have recognized a long time ago that there were many problems.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:26 PM

23. If someone is not ready to fully face their problems

on their own, not much the family and friends can do. They tried.

RIP Mindy. Hope the little ones grow up in a loving home.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:43 PM

18. I remember her. How incredibly tragic. I hope her children are surrounded with support and love.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:08 AM

19. Why wasn't her gun confiscated?

She was clearly distraught enough to lose custody of her sons, and they let her keep a gun? This is crazy!!! Temporary (?) depression combined with access to firearms is a horrible combination! I'm really disgusted! I feel so sorry for those boys.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:15 PM

20. good point

 

bet no one thought of it?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:45 PM

28. Excellent point. Why was she allowed to keep her gun?

Doesn't anybody put two and two together anymore and get anything other than 49,375?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:47 PM

29. This!

I also believe that someone with suicidal tendencies shouldn't have been released to "outpatient" treatment, probably more focused on substance abuse than mental health because if you are a substance abuser that's all you will be in the eyes of professionals.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:48 PM

30. I wondered that too,

but I think a lot of seriously depressed people hide really well the means they have to commit the act ... it's the only control when everything else is out of control ... maybe no-one else knew she had it?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:31 PM

33. Mentally ill people still have a right to due process

and right now due process means judcial adjudication. It needs to be changed but it is a hyper charged issue involving what civil rights can be removed from mentally ill people and how it is done. NY has implemented a database for people with mental.illness who are potentially violent - as you can imagine it is controversial.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:51 PM

37. Why didn't you tell the authorities she had it?

You seem to be the one who knew she had a gun. Did you know where she was hiding it too?? If only you had given them this information they could have stopped this. (sarcasm)

I'm sure she just waved it around in court and gave the police a list of all of her guns and weapons and they said, "yeah, she'll probably be ok." (more sarcasm)

Seriously though, someone who wants to kill themselves, is going to kill themselves no matter if they have access to a gun or not. There are plenty of other ways to do it.

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Response to sad-cafe (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:22 PM

31. She also shot her dog which really pisses me off. No excuse for that.

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