Mindy McCready dies by apparent suicide
Country singer Mindy McCready, best known for her hit 1996 album Ten Thousand Angels, died Monday in an apparent suicide at age 37.
Last week, a judge ordered McCready to be sent to a treatment facility for mental health and alcohol issues. On that same day, McCready’s children, Zander, six and Zayne, 10 months, were placed in foster care. Her boyfriend David Wilson, Zayne’s father, died in January from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
McCready moved herself from Nashville to Florida when she was 18, and scored a recording contract with BNA Records within a year. She released Ten Thousand Angels in 1996, which sold 2 million copies.
In May 2005, McCready’s then-boyfriend Billy McKnight, Zander’s father, assaulted her and was charged with attempted murder.
In 2009, McCready appeared on the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She released an album called I’m Still Here in 2010.
In her last interview, McCready spoke with Dateline about David Wilson’s apparent suicide on Jan. 13.
“He was my soulmate,” she said through tears. “He was my life.”
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Posted on February 18, 2013, in Insider, Music and tagged billy mcknight, celebrity rehab with dr. drew, country singer mindy mccready, dateline, david wilson, i'm still here, mindy mccready, ten thousand angels. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.