Country singer Mindy McCready was found dead in her apartment Sunday, February 17, 2013 from an apparent suicide.
McCready, 37, had two children – 6-year-old son Zander with ex Billy McKnight and a 10-month-old son, Zayne.
McCready had been in the news recently for personal issues. Her partner and father of her son Zayne, singer and song writer David Wilson, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in January. Just weeks later a judge ordered McCready to be committed to a treatment facility for mental health and alcohol issues. Her two young sons were placed in foster care at that time.
McCready’s brother confirmed to the Daily News that she died Sunday night.
Andrea Canning, a reporter with NBC Dateline, tweeted, “Just got a call from Mindy McCready’s best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening. My heart breaks for her two boys. RIP”