Country Singer Mindy McCready Dead At 37

mindymcreadyCountry singer Mindy McCready has died at the age of 37.

Reports indicate she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to a statement from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s office in Arkansas, deputies were dispatched to a report of gunshots fired Sunday afternoon (2/17) and found McCready’s body on the front porch. An autopsy is pending.

The sheriff’s office posted this report: At 3:31 PM, Sunday, February 17th Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired in the area of 1132 Fox Chase Drive in Heber Springs. Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 PM and discovered the body of 37 year old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence at 1132 Fox Chase. Ms. McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. At this time family members have been notified of the incident. Ms. Mcready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated.

David Wilson with McCready

David Wilson with McCready

David Wilson (34), partner to Mindy McCready and father-figure to her two boys, 6-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zayne, passed away last month (Jan. 13). Wilson was from Heber Springs, Ark. and also died of an apparent suicide; however, his death continues to be under investigation.

McCready was best known for her 1996 hit, “Guys Do It All the Time,” from her double platinum album, Ten Thousand Angels.

Arrangements are being planned by McCready’s family, and Nashville friends are organizing a memorial in Music City. Details to follow.


Mindy McReady 6-12-96 Fanfair #2

Mindy McCready performs at Fan Fair 1996. Photo: Alan Mayor


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