Country Singer Mindy McCready Found Dead at Home in Heber Springs

Troubled country music star Mindy McCready, whose platinum singing career was shadowed by much personal trouble, was found dead on Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, an Arkansas sheriff said. She was 37.   McCready’s body was found on the porch of a house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, on Sunday afternoon. She was pronounced dead at the scene “from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. In January, the singer’s boyfriend, David Wilson, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on the same porch of the home they shared. But questions surrounding the circumstances of the shooting led authorities to keep his death under investigation.

In an interview with “Dateline” in late January, McCready denied any involvement in her live-in boyfriend’s death after Canning asked her whether she had shot him.   “Oh my God, no. Oh my God, no,” she responded. “He was my life. We were each other’s life. There’s no way to tell where one of us began and the other ended. We slept together every night holding hands.”

The 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.”   McCready, 37, is survived by her two sons, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months. The boys were removed from her home on Feb. 6, just three weeks after the singer’s boyfriend, David Wilson, died at age 34.

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