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News |  18 Feb 2013 12:56 |  By RnMTeam

Country singer Mindy McCready passes away in apparent suicide

MUMBAI: US country singer Mindy McCready passed away yesterday afternoon at Heber Springs, Arkansas. Aged 37, the singer died apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, signaling a suicide bid.

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, “McCready was found dead on the porch of a house in Arkansas, with what appears to be ‘a single self-inflicted gunshot wound’.”

The sheriff's office further added that McCready's body would be taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and that ‘the matter will be fully investigated’. Earlier this month, the singer had been ordered ‘involuntary admission’ to a treatment facility.

The popular country music star had several albums to her name including ‘Ten Thousand Angels’ and ‘If I Don't Stay the Night’ amongst others.

As per reports, she sold 1.8 million albums in the US in her career. Of that sum, 1.2mn came courtesy of her debut soundtrack ‘Ten Thousand Angels’.

The singer had well-publicized problems with substance abuse. She appeared in the 2010 series of ‘Celebrity Rehab’, where she endured a seizure in one episode. She had allegedly attempted suicide earlier in 2008 and was subsequently hospitalized.

McCready is survived by her two sons Zander and Zayne, after her boyfriend musician David Wilson passed away in January.