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Country music star Mindy McCready commits suicide: report
New York Daily News ^

Posted on 02/17/2013 6:59:09 PM PST by SMGFan

Country music star Mindy McCready has reportedly committed suicide. The 37-year-old singer has died Sunday night, her brother confirmed to the Daily News.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/mindy-mccready-reportedly-commits-suicide-article-1.1266650#ixzz2LDPoAFZg

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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What a sad troubled life.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 6:59:18 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Behind all the glitz sometimes lurks deep gloom.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 7:00:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SMGFan

A very troubled woman..everyone pretty much saw this coming. I feel horrible for her two small children


3 posted on 02/17/2013 7:00:47 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Ah, the love of God is so near... yet so far from many.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 7:02:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Morgana

Celebrities are well paid to pretend. Often they lose touch with the real world. She had the resources to get the best healthcare and mental health money can buy.

She chose to kill herself.

I do not feel sorry for her, her kids and those who loved her are the victims of her selfish act.

Did I ever mention I don’t like celebutards?


5 posted on 02/17/2013 7:03:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

What a shame! RIP.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 7:04:46 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferso)
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To: GeronL

I feel sorry for the victims, not her. IOW


7 posted on 02/17/2013 7:05:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

RIP Mindy


8 posted on 02/17/2013 7:05:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: GeronL
checked herself into an inpatient rehab facility two weeks ago after the death of her boyfriend

The article is less than a dozen lines and only takes a few seconds to read.

9 posted on 02/17/2013 7:07:26 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: SMGFan

I heard it was a gun that killed her......


10 posted on 02/17/2013 7:07:30 PM PST by texanyankee
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Last week, a judge ordered McCready be sent to a treatment facility for mental health and alcohol issues on the same day that her two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 10 months, were placed in foster care. In January, McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson, Zayne’s father, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/02/17/mindy-mccready-dead/


11 posted on 02/17/2013 7:08:24 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: GeronL
She had the resources to get the best healthcare and mental health money can buy.

No. She really didn't have alot. She was pretty big for about a year, about 15 years ago. Since then her life has been one drug or alcohol fueled disaster after another.

12 posted on 02/17/2013 7:08:24 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferso)
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To: SMGFan

Prayers up


13 posted on 02/17/2013 7:09:01 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SMGFan

What a shame. Prayers for her soul. RIP.


14 posted on 02/17/2013 7:10:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: FoxInSocks

I feel sorry for the kids she didn’t think enough of.

How does what you posted change anything? She still killed herself.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 7:10:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

Police suspected that she killed her boyfriend..an accusation of course she denied..maybe that pushed her over the edge who knows


16 posted on 02/17/2013 7:10:53 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeronL

“I feel sorry for the victims, not her. IOW”

For heaven’s sake,she was a troubled woman. I DO feel sorry for her.

.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 7:11:01 PM PST by Mears
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To: SMGFan

I understand that she was a suspect in her boyfriend’s recent death.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 7:11:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

oh my gosh—that baby boy isn’t even a year old yet and both his parents have killed themselves... damn...


19 posted on 02/17/2013 7:14:04 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: latina4dubya

its very sad..you just know the media will focus on how she used a gun to kill herself..instead of the fact that she was a very troubled woman. Those poor children, they are now orphans at such a young age


20 posted on 02/17/2013 7:16:02 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeronL
I do not feel sorry for her, her kids and those who loved her are the victims of her selfish act.

that is common thought on suicide... i used to hold that same thought... but those who commit or attempt suicide are in such a different state of mind... a really dark place... i no longer believe it's selfishness... it may seem that way, especially for those left behind...

21 posted on 02/17/2013 7:18:23 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: pgkdan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/28/roger-clemens-and-mindy-m_n_98899.html


22 posted on 02/17/2013 7:20:49 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: SMGFan

Such a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Very sad.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 7:25:35 PM PST by umgud
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To: SMGFan

Mindy McCready involved in murder probe following boyfriend’s death, report says

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/24/mindy-mccready-boyfriend-dead-murder-probe-suicide/


24 posted on 02/17/2013 7:25:48 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SMGFan

She released her first album in a long time just a couple of years ago. The consensus among the critics was that the material was weak but her voice was very good, better than when she was really popular. It briefly charted, and I think people were hoping she had her life cleaned up and might make a comeback.


25 posted on 02/17/2013 7:27:09 PM PST by GrootheWanderer
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To: SMGFan

Sounds a bit selfish to me...

why kill the dog too?!

According to the report, neighbors heard gunshots at her house and called the police.

“She shot herself and the dog,” the source said.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 7:28:08 PM PST by kcvl
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To: GeronL

Crawl down off your high horse. I think she released one CD, so star is a bit of a reach. She had a real nice voice.

She also married a man that beat the crap out of her. As far as I know, she wasn’t some pompous (witch) that demanded to be taken care of, though it may have been better for her if she had been. Her husband was arrested for beating her, so it isn’t just speculation on my part.

She seemed to have a lot of unfortunate self-destructive personality traits. I hate that those two kids are going to grow up without both of their parents. I feel the same way about the kids down the road, their father is in jail for killing their mother.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 7:28:08 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: Mears

Agreed.

I have to say it’s rare these days that I come across any headline that evokes a gasp within, but this one did. So, so, sad— all around.


28 posted on 02/17/2013 7:29:02 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Hawk1976
She seemed to have a lot of unfortunate self-destructive personality traits

right. not something very sympathetic

29 posted on 02/17/2013 7:29:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: latina4dubya

You are correct IMO in your assessment of suicide. Thanks. Not a day goes by that I am saddened by how dark and distraught those are that commit suicide. I personally have had my life literally turned upside down by a loved ones’ actions.


30 posted on 02/17/2013 7:31:08 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: SMGFan

All the rush, rush to be the first to report! And no care taken to be accurate.

McCready’s two children were removed from her home by a judge on February 6. The woman had been committed by her father 10 days ago, released a few days later for outpatient treatment. Attempted to commit suicide twice in the past 2005 & 2008. Trouble with the law for her and her boyfriend, career on the skids for the past decade.


31 posted on 02/17/2013 7:31:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Hawk1976

“I think she released one CD”

Overall, McCready’s four studio albums have accounted for twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts. This figure includes the Number One hit “Guys Do It All the Time”, as well as the Top Ten hits “Ten Thousand Angels” and “A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do)”. Although she had not charted a single since 2002, McCready received significant media coverage regarding her personal life. McCready’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, I’m Still Here, was released in March 2010 on Iconic Records and is available on Amazon & iTunes.

McCready had sold over 3 million albums according to the RIAA.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 7:33:22 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SMGFan

She reportedly shot her dog before turning the gun on herself.


33 posted on 02/17/2013 7:36:34 PM PST by GrootheWanderer
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To: GeronL
How does what you posted change anything? She still killed herself.

Well, that's certainly true -- no one's posts will bring her back to life. I was simply pointing out that at least some efforts had been made toward treatment.

34 posted on 02/17/2013 7:37:25 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Revolting cat!

She was also being investigated for the death of her boyfriend who she claims committed suicide. The investigation is still ongoing.


35 posted on 02/17/2013 7:37:47 PM PST by kcvl
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To: FoxInSocks

I appreciate that she knew she had a problem


36 posted on 02/17/2013 7:38:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

That wasn’t meant to sound so sarcastic


37 posted on 02/17/2013 7:39:18 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

Condolences to the remainder of her family and her friends.


38 posted on 02/17/2013 7:40:26 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SMGFan

It’s a sad story anytime someone commits suicide. I never heard of her.


39 posted on 02/17/2013 7:41:37 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: GeronL

She never admitted she had a problem, her father had her put in treatment ten days ago but she was released for outpatient treatment a few days ago.

I still don’t know why she would shoot the dog. A good thing her children were in foster care, she could have taken them out too!


40 posted on 02/17/2013 7:42:21 PM PST by kcvl
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Those poor children, they are now orphans at such a young age

i'm surprised they are not with family on either side... anyway, we adopted our two boys (brothers) together when they were 5 y.o and 8-months old... and they are great! i hope these boys will be able to be placed in a loving family soon...

41 posted on 02/17/2013 7:43:16 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: SMGFan

There was once a song (country, of course): “Would you catch a falling star”.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 7:44:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Fzob

http://www.whosdatedwho.com/tpx_5588/mindy-mccready/songs


43 posted on 02/17/2013 7:45:19 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

My hunch is she wanted the dog “with” her. :(


44 posted on 02/17/2013 7:45:55 PM PST by maggief
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I feel horrible for her two small children

As sad as it sounds, I believe that she just had another baby, with a man who recently committed suicide.

Mark

45 posted on 02/17/2013 7:47:12 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: maggief

Or possibly she didn’t know how long until she’d be found.

Simple one of those things we’ll never know...

:(


46 posted on 02/17/2013 7:48:17 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SMGFan; a fool in paradise

Careers in pop music don’t last long. Pop, which is what she played, even if it was produced in Nashville. Country singers like Emmylou, on the other hand, have staying power.


47 posted on 02/17/2013 7:48:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: green pastures

Simple = simply


48 posted on 02/17/2013 7:49:15 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: vetvetdoug

((((Hugs)))) Me too my oldest Child.


49 posted on 02/17/2013 7:50:00 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: latina4dubya
that is common thought on suicide... i used to hold that same thought... but those who commit or attempt suicide are in such a different state of mind... a really dark place... i no longer believe it's selfishness... it may seem that way, especially for those left behind...

Well said.

A family friend took his own life after a life long struggle with depression ... gun in the mouth. His oldest son found him in the back yard on his birthday. His dad was obviously not in his right mind to do such a thing. Truly a tragedy ... that case and this one.

50 posted on 02/17/2013 7:50:11 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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