All Quiet Now: Mindy McCready

US country singer Mindy McCready has died in a suspected suicide, according to police. The 37-year-old died from an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”, Arkansas sheriff Marty Moss said. Her death comes weeks after that of her boyfriend and father of one of her two sons, record producer David Wilson, whose death is being investigated. The singer had attempted to take her own life twice before and was known to have problems with substance abuse. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said McCready’s body would be taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy, adding that “the matter will be fully investigated.” She recorded five studio albums, and scored 12 hits on the US country music charts, including Ten Thousand Angels and Guys Do It All The Time. Her sole UK chart appearance came in 1998, when Oh Romeo reached number 41. Her fifth album, I’m Still Here, was released in 2010. ‘Touched my soul’ Police said they had been called to the singer’s house after reports of gunshots on Sunday afternoon. They found the body of Malinda Gayle McCready on the front porch. She was pronounced dead at the scene. TMZ reported she had shot her dog before turning the gun on herself. After the death of her partner in January, McCready had told NBC’s Dateline programme that she had “never gone through anything this painful. “He didn’t...

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