It is shocking to know that Mindy McCready had been working on a suicide awareness video right before her suicide. On Saturday, February 16th before shooting herslf, Mindy had sent a frame for an awareness video with a suicide hotline number to Courtney Dashe, a fan who wanted her to sing a song, penned by him.
Mindy McCready was broken apart after her ex-boyfriend David Wilson whom she believed, was her soul-mate shot himself in the same house to death on January 18. Mindy who had lost all will to live, was often seen going without food and not sleeping after the incident. Mindy’s death comes only a few days after she was released from a mental rehab where she was admitted for drinking too much.
Billy McKnight, who is the father of Mindy’s eldest son Zander spoke at length about his depressed ex-girlfriend and said that he was now focused on getting his son back. He had earlier lost custody after he was blamed for trying to kill McCready. He told the Today show: ‘As sad as it is, it didn’t come as a major shock, because she’s just been battling demons for so long. I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew it was in her.’The demons that she hasn’t beaten were still there, and until she was going to face them, something was going to happen. Everyone who knows her personally knew that. ‘She would have had to probably stay in somewhere [rehab] for quite a long time until she really healed and started looking into herself or getting better.’
Earlier, the 37 year old Mindy was hounded with some reports that she had been responsible for her boyfriend Wilson’s death. She said that he was her ‘soulmate’ and had once shot back with, ‘Oh my God, no. He was my life, we were each other’s life.’ Mindy also shot the family dog before killing herself.
Mindy McCready tasted fame instantly in 1996 at a young age of 20 with the release of ‘Ten Thouand Angles’. She had earlier dated Lois and Clark star Dean Cain. Since the late 90s, her career began to go downhill, which is why McCready was found grappling with drug addiction and subsequent arrests. She was also arrested in 2004 in Tennesee and pleaded guilty for using a fake prescription to buy OxyContin, a pain killer. Then in 2005, Mindy McRead was arrested for drunk driving and that too with a suspended license. Two months later, she was charged with identity theft and illegal use of transportation in Arizona. In 2007, she was arrested in Florida for infighting with her month. Besides, this Mindy McCready was hospitalized due to suicide attempt in 2005 and 2008 and was also admitted in 2010 with drug overdose.
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