Country star Mindy McCready dead of apparent suicide
February 18th, 2013
03:43 AM ET

Country star Mindy McCready dead of apparent suicide

They seemed so triumphant at the time - the lyrics to country music star Mindy McCready's hope-filled title track to her most-recent album "I'm Still here."

Now, those words sound more like a cry for help.

"On a cold dark cloud, with nowhere to fall but down, like a single, naked, unrelenting tear ... I'm still here."

On Sunday, McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her success as a chart-topping hit maker, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home - the victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37.

McCready leaves behind two boys - a 6-year-old and a 10-month-old.

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  1. ..

    Post-partum depression?

    February 18, 2013 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Benn

    I feel bad for her but it was a pretty selfish thing to leave her children without a mom.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • 1608

      Other than the children, not news.

      February 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    This is extremely sad, but just as predictable as Whitney Houston's & Amy Winehouse's deaths! Some1 should have been w/her 24/7, didn't a court just order intervention & suicide watch? I pray for her family & little boys! Such a loss for them & the loss of a great talent for the rest of us!!

    February 18, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    mmm...police need to revisit the crime scene. most mothers would consider the children plus females want to look pretty in thier coffin...gunshot wounds and vanity dont mix ...thinkin it's a murder lookin' likah a suicide...

    February 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Is there some reason you have to spell phonetically?

      February 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |