E! News is reporting a source close to the 37-year-old said McCready’s body was found Sunday in Heber Springs, Ark. The source tells E! News Mindy’s father, Tim McCready, was staying with her until this morning when he returned to Florida. When he left, “she was in good spirits and seemed to be fine,” the source told E! News.
According to the report, neighbors heard gunshots at her house and called the police.
“She shot herself and the dog,” the source said.
McCready, who was an American country music singer, was born on Nov. 30, 1975. She recorded five studio albums, including her debut album Ten Thousand Angels back in 1996. McCready gained notoriety back in 2008 when her relationship with Roger Clemens was made public.
About a month ago, McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson, died at the age of 34. His cause of death has has not been released, however the investigation is still open.
TMZ reports McCready’s two children were removed from her home by a judge on Feb. 6. She was also committed to a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation.
She was released two days later.
McCready had attempted suicide twice before – once in 2005 and once in 2008. She has also made several appearances on the VH1 show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”
Reports from Nashville that Mindy McCready has committed suicide. Pray for those darling kids before you turn down the sheets tonight.