Country music star Mindy McCready dead of apparent suicide

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. — Country music star Mindy McCready died Sunday afternoon from what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37.

The troubled singer struggled with addiction and mental illness.

"People were not stepping up, from getting her the care she needed. Lo and behold we have a death," said Dr. Drew Pinsky. "This is a deadly process and it has to be given the priority and the intensity of services that we do to other illnesses."

McCready leaves behind two young boys. The youngest is 10-months-old.

The infant's father, recorder producer David Wilson, killed himself in January.


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