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    Default Troubled country singer Mindy McCready has been found dead.

    Report: Country Star Mindy McCready Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

    She arrived in Nashville in 1994 with tapes of her karaoke vocals and earned a recording contract with BNA Records.

    Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday. She was 37.



    Arkansas authorities say that country singer Mindy McCready was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    A news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office says that McCready, 37, was found dead Sunday afternoon with what appears to be a single, self-inflicted wound. She was found on the front porch of a home.

    McCready hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career

    In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" hit No. 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females.

    Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said McCready died Sunday in Heber Springs and didn't have further information on who was taking care of her two sons.

    She arrived in Nashville in 1994 with tapes of her karaoke vocals and earned a recording contract with BNA Records.

    In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" hit No. 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females. Her other hits included "Ten Thousand Angels," also in 1996, and her album by that title sold 2 million copies.

    However, personal problems plagued her beginning in 2004 and included a custody battle with her mother over one of her sons.

    McCready took her older son Zander from her mother and the boy's legal guardian, Gayle Inge, in late 2011. She fled to Arkansas without permission over what she called child abuse fears. Authorities eventually found McCready hiding in a residence without permission and took the boy into custody.

    She and her boyfriend David Wilson had a son, Zayne, in April of 2012. The older son has a different father.

    In May 2010, she was hospitalized briefly after police responded to an overdose call at a home in North Fort Myers, Fla., owned by her mother. This followed a stint on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," where she delcared herself clean from drugs.

    In 2004, she was charged with obtaining the painkiller OxyContin fraudulently at a pharmacy. She pleaded guilty and was placed on three years' probation.

    She violated the probation with a drunken driving arrest in May 2005. Then she attempted suicide in July 2005, overdosed in September 2005 and slit her wrists again in December 2008.

    Also that year, McCready was charged in Arizona with hindering prosecution and unlawful use of transportation. Those charges stemmed from an alleged attempt in June 2005 to purchase two high performance boats, but she claimed she was trying to stop a con man.

    Growing up in Fort Myers, she took seven years of private vocal lessons and later sang in karaoke bars.

    After getting her recording contract, she did concert appearances with top country stars including George Strait, Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson.

    Her other singles included "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now," ''A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)" and "You'll Never Know."
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    What a terrible tragedy. It's always so sad to hear about things like this.

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    Her baby daddy killed himself 3 weeks ago. Lovely start for that kid.

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    Dr. Drew doesn't exactly have an all-star batting average on these issues. It might be time for him to stop doing these shows, because it seems like a lot of his "patients" end up dead.

    I feel terrible for her kid. What kind of parents leave their child abandoned like this? Psychological problems my asshole, that is just selfish.
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    I'd imagine the batting average overall for anything like this is very poor. Some of these people probably wouldn't even CONSIDER treatment if it weren't for the setup. And some people swear by the progress made with Drew. Steven Adler is one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I'd imagine the batting average overall for anything like this is very poor. Some of these people probably wouldn't even CONSIDER treatment if it weren't for the setup. And some people swear by the progress made with Drew. Steven Adler is one of them.
    I get what you're saying. He's got the deck stacked against him. However:

    Dr. Drew is drawn to the media like flies to shit. If there's a camera and some way to profit from others' misery, he's your man.
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    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”

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    Very sad but it didn't surprise me all that much. She has had a lot of problems over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I'd imagine the batting average overall for anything like this is very poor. Some of these people probably wouldn't even CONSIDER treatment if it weren't for the setup. And some people swear by the progress made with Drew. Steven Adler is one of them.
    And even if just a few people turn it around with Dr. Drew's help, it's worth it IMO. Those are lives saved that may have slipped away had it not been for the show/Dr. Drew.

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    Horrible tragedy. I feel sorry for her baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Dr. Drew doesn't exactly have an all-star batting average on these issues. It might be time for him to stop doing these shows, because it seems like a lot of his "patients" end up dead.
    Six people have died that were in his care at one time or another, but those deaths usually occurred after he was done with their treatments. I really don't think he's to blame for their deaths. Addiction affects people differently and not all are able to overcome it.

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    So both parents killed themselves within weeks of one another?

    Wow.

    How can someone leave their kids behind, I just don't get it.
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