Troubled Country Crooner Mindy McCready Commits Suicide

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Troubled country singer Mindy McCready has reportedly committed suicide.

McCready was 37.

She reportedly shot herself.

Malinda Gayle “Mindy” McCready was known for her debut album (1996’s “Ten Thousand Angels”) and a stint on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

While McCready hadn’t charted in some time, she was a fixture in the tabloid TV and magazine world.

She was once engaged to actor Dean Cain. In 2005 an ex-boyfriend was arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly tried to choke her. She tried to overdose the following year.  A year after that, she had a baby with the ex she said tried to kill her.

In 2008, she said she also tried to kill herself by slashing her wrists. Also that year, she told the New York Daily News that she had had a decade-long affair with baseball great Roger Clemens starting when she was 15. (Clemens said they were “close friends” but denied an affair.) Later, McCready said they met when she was 16 and the relationship didn’t become sexual until she was of age.

McCready was arrested half a dozen times due to drinking or her addiction to pain pills. She also ran afoul of the law for not reporting to her probation officer, for a battery against her mother, parole violations, DUIs and driving on a suspended license.

In April 2012, McCready gave birth to her second son. The child’s father, record producer David Wilson, died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound just last month.

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