Mindy McCready’s Last Tweet
“Things have been hectic. But I’m still here…,” that was the last tweet that country star Mindy McCready posted on her Twitter account back in January. Sadly, “I’m still here,” is no longer true. At the age of 37, Mindy McCready has taken her own life.
Mindy’s brother confirmed to The New York Daily News that Mindy took her own life at her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas and has left behind two young children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9-months-old.
McCready’s longtime boyfriend David Wilson, the father of her younger son, died last month also of an apparent suicide. Authorities found his body on the same porch where they discovered Mindy’s yesterday. Mindy’s cause of death was also an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
David’s death hit Mindy hard. In an interview with the Today show, she called him her soul mate and said she said she’d never gone through anything as painful as his passing.
Mindy entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Her sons were put in foster care at the time. It’s not clear where Zander and Zayne were at the time of Mindy’s suicide.
Country stars are reacting this morning to the news of Mindy’s death:
My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons” -LeAnn Rimes.
I grew up listening to Mindy McCready… so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them… –Carrie Underwood
Too much tragedy to overcome. R.I.P Mindy McCready. –Natalie Maines
Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life. – Wynonna Judd
So sad to hear about the loss of Mindy. What an insanely talented woman.- Jana Kramer
I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…- Carrie Underwood
Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family. –Jason Aldean
RIP @mindymccready We met 14 years ago @ Acuff & Rose. Who’d thought 14 years later on this day…. #why- Jimmy Wayne
Dang, sad to hear about Mindy McCready…..she had a tough run, hate to hear it had to end like this…prayers- Brett Eldrege
Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life. – John Rich
Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory. – Chely Wright