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Singer Mindy McCready, who is better known for her recent stint on Celebrity Rehab than from her 1990s hit country songs, has apparently committed suicide.
The news comes just a month after her boyfriend, record producer David Wilson, committed suicide and just two weeks after being admitted to a treatment center for alcohol abuse.
Sheriff Marty Moss told USA Today that he received a call at 3:30 p.m this afternoon that she had died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In response to the tragedy, Dateline NBC correspondent Andrea Canning 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.”
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
— Andrea Canning (@CanningAndrea) February 18, 2013
Perez Hilton claims that her body was found in Heber Spring, Arkansas. The singer was just 37 years old and had two young boys.
Despite the evidence thus far, the case is still being investigated and her body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for the autopsy.