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February 21, 2013

Mindy McCready, Country Singer and TV Performer

McCready, who appeared on the reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, died of suicide.

Mindy McCready, a top country music singer who endured numerous personal problems, died February 17, 2013, in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She was 37.

According to news reports, McCready died of what appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

It was also reported that McCready had attempted suicide previously.

McCready's boyfriend David Wilson, the father of the younger of her two sons, died last month in Arkansas. His death also was investigated as a suicide.

McCready, a native of Fort Meyers, Florida, moved to Nashville as a teenager in 1994. With the help of tapes of her karaoke vocals, she secured a recording contract with BNA Records.

In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" reached No. 1. Other hits included "Ten Thousand Angels," also in 1996, and her album by that title sold 2 million copies.

She appeared on the the 24th Annual American Music Awards, as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live and others.

In 2010, following repeated challenges with substance abuse, she appeared on the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

More about her life and career nay be read at:

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