GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mindy McCready. E!Online reports Mindy, 37, died today from an apparent suicide. Nashville’s Fox 17 News reporter Stacy McCloud confirmed the death.
Following the January 13 suicide of her boyfriend, David Wilson, 34, Mindy’s already-troubled life got worse. Her two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months old, were taken from her home in Heber Springs, Ark., by authorities.
“Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good,” a source told E! News.
As the news of Mindy’s passing spread across the Internet, country stars tweeted and posted their thoughts and prayers.
“Dang, sad to hear about Mindy McCready…..she had a tough run, hate to hear it had to end like this…prayers,” tweeted Brett Eldredge.
“So so sad and unfortunate to hear about the loss of such a talented woman. RIP Mindy McCready,” said Katie Armiger.
“Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life,” tweeted John Rich.
“Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory,” said Chely Wright.
“So sad to hear about Mindy McCready today,” said Jason Michael Carroll. What a talented but sad soul. My thoughts & prayers are with her family.”
“So so sad to hear about Mindy McCready,” Terri Clark posted. “Had some fun times with her back in the day. Lets respect her memory and wish her soul peace.”
UPDATE: The following statement from Mindy’s publicist was released February 18:
“We Hold Mindy McCready In The Light”
It is with the deepest sadness we say goodbye to an extraordinary and gifted talent, a daughter, a mother and friend, Miss Mindy McCready.
Our attention at this time is devoted to the needs and care of Mindy’s family. As Mindy spent much of her life in the public eye, we respectfully request your consideration and sensitivity to enable friends and family this time of “quiet.”
To complement formal family arrangements, preliminary plans are being made by Mindy’s “friends in music” to organize a memorial in Nashville in the coming days. We will pass along updates and information surrounding details, as they are officiated by both family and friends.