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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:22 PM

Mindy McCready, Country Singer, Dead at 37

Source: E! Entertainment News

It's been a difficult month for Mindy McCready, and unfortunately, E! News has learned that the country singer's life has come to end far too soon.

A source close to the 37-year-old tells us her body was found in Heber Springs, Ark.

"Things have been hectic. But I'm still here..," the star tweeted in January.

Just a little over a month ago, McCready's boyfriend, David Wilson, died at the age of 34 with no cause of death or details surrounding his passing being revealed, however continues to be under investigation.

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/389186/mindy-mccready-country-singer-dead-at-37

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Reply Mindy McCready, Country Singer, Dead at 37 (Original post)
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2013 OP
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #1
msanthrope Feb 2013 #2
Beaverhausen Feb 2013 #3
msanthrope Feb 2013 #4
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #7
Sgent Feb 2013 #29
Travelman Feb 2013 #25
jsr Feb 2013 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #6
MADem Feb 2013 #8
ForgoTheConsequence Feb 2013 #9
Evergreen Emerald Feb 2013 #22
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #10
nolabear Feb 2013 #11
glinda Feb 2013 #12
bitchkitty Feb 2013 #14
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #23
aquart Feb 2013 #27
bitchkitty Feb 2013 #30
aquart Feb 2013 #31
glinda Feb 2013 #28
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #13
davidpdx Feb 2013 #15
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #16
davidpdx Feb 2013 #17
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #18
Myrina Feb 2013 #21
XanaDUer Feb 2013 #19
Javaman Feb 2013 #20
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #24
Travelman Feb 2013 #26

Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:29 PM

1. she got severely beaten

to the point where she had lasting brain damage. Dr. Drew even said he was amazed that she had not had further complications, though she did have terrible seizures. I hope her death had nothing to do with that,as it would mean her scum boyfriend managed to kill her beyond the grave.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:31 PM

2. Suicide, according to the reports. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:34 PM

3. Shot herself

So sad

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:36 PM

4. Unusual for a female. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:18 PM

7. Shows how serious she was in following through.

I hope the children find someone to car for them.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

29. That doesn't mean that its unrelated

brain damage may not just manifest itself in physical symptoms -- and in fact it would seem to me that it would impair cognition first.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:33 PM

25. That was a different guy

It was Billy McKnight who beat her up so badly. It was David Wilson whom she was dating who died last month, apparently from suicide as well.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:09 PM

5. R.I.P.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:10 PM

6. Oh my.......how sad

I had heard that she had a history of substance abuse problems and mental health concerns. Not one of her biggest fans but I did like some of her earlier music (i.e. Ten Thousand Angels). R.I.P.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:50 PM

8. I never heard of this poor person, but what a horrible, horrible thing to happen. So young. nt

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:00 PM

9. I've been there.

And there's a fine line between going through with it and not. Sometimes the darkness and bleakness becomes too heavy, RIP.

Apparently she had children, tragic.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:45 AM

22. hug

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

10. I remember her. My husband had a brief crush on her back in the 90's when

she had her one or two big songs, and we used to watch CMT. Sad to hear this--sounds like she had a messed up life.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:38 PM

11. So, so sorry. She just couldn't overcome her illness. I always felt for her.

I hope her little ones get all the help and support they need.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:43 AM

12. That is so sad that she shot her dog.

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Response to glinda (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:42 AM

14. Sad and shitty.

Why murder the poor dog?

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:34 AM

23. She didn't want to leave the dog lonely without her is my guess.

It is a good thing the authorities had already taken her kids away from her or they might have been among the victims as well.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/17/mindy-mccready-dead-at-37_n_2708409.html

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:49 PM

27. Considering what can happen to animals left behind...

I don't fault her. I even know one case where the owner set aside money, appointed a guardian for her pets but they were still abandoned and left to starve. (Most were rescued in a very illegal guerrilla operation of which I know from nothing. Who knows where skinny animals come from?)

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Response to aquart (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:02 AM

30. Ridiculous reason.

And I doubt that occured to the selfish bitch. I'm not inclined to look for goodness in people who kill not only other people, but innocent creatures as well.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:20 AM

31. Well, thanks for that in-depth analysis.

Lotta room for growth.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:53 PM

28. I agree. She could have re-homed it. Selfish that she killed it.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:02 AM

13. Sad news, sad story - all the way around. R.I.P., Ms. McCready. n/t.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:16 AM

15. I don't know much about her, but it's a terrible way to go

People feel so helpless and give up. I've been there and it's a terrible feeling.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:19 AM

16. She was on Celebrity Rehab a few years back.

A very, very sad case even then. She had a promising career, but then her mother died and things just spiraled out of control after that.

Peace be with her family.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:31 AM

17. Celebrity Rehab

Never heard of it, but it sounds like a train wreck of a program.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:42 AM

18. It was on VH1, with Drew Pinsky.

It featured his clinic and it followed a handful of addicted celebrities through the eight-week (I think it was eight-week) program. In the beginning I thought it was interesting (I was studying addictions at the time) but later seasons, to me, began to get a little too exploitative for the sake of a good story. You don't use people -- especially people going through substance withdrawal -- that way.

I have no idea if it's even on anymore.

McCready isn't the first alum of the show to die: Mike Starr of Alice in Chains and Jeff Conaway, as well as a couple others I can't remember off hand. That said, though, there were some who you just knew probably weren't going to make it. To me, Mindy McCready was one of them.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:42 AM

21. It's not on anymore ....

... he did 1 season of 'just regular people rehab' and it bombed.

I think McCready is the 4th or 5th of his 'graduates' to not make it past 2 years.

Mike (The guy from Alice in Chains)
Jeff Conaway
The steroid addicted guy from Big Brother
Mindy McCready
Jason London was just in a bad accident & arrested ...

... not sure if there was anyone else ...

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:18 AM

19. Her story was just featured on Celebrity Ghost Stories

Saturday night. Wow RIP

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:43 AM

20. What a shame. The poor woman. Rest in peace. nt

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:46 AM

24. One gun suicide begets another gun suicide.

I don't know why E! said the cause of her boyfriend's death was unknown. HuffPo reports it was another gun suicide.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/17/mindy-mccready-dead-at-37_n_2708409.html

Having a gun in the house makes depression much more fatal...because it makes suicide five times more likely.

http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/more-guns-more-suicides/

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:37 PM

26. Officially, his death is still under investigation

It seems pretty apparent that he killed himself, but the Arkansas authorities haven't officially closed the case yet, so technically, the news has to report it as "unknown."

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