Mindy McCready found dead
LITTLE ROCK (CNN) – A country music star, whose personal life sometimes took over her music, was found dead on her front porch Sunday.
Mindy McCready was found on the front porch of her Arkansas home with, what appears to be, a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Just one month earlier, police found her boyfriend, David Wilson, dead on the porch from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Throughout her career, 14 of her songs and six albums made it to the Billboard country charts.
While she was successful, her personal life took over the headlines.
In 2004, she was placed on probation after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs.
In 2005, she suffered two drug overdoses, was arrested on drug charges, became pregnant and attempted suicide.
In recent years, McCready was involved in a custody battle over her eldest son, Zander.
She took the boy from her mother, who had legal custody, and fled with him to her home.
A judge ordered that police go and pick up the boy.
Family and friends say McCready was turning her life around for the better in recent months.
She was awarded custody of Zander and 10-month-old Zane and appeared to have been sober.
However, a big blow came just last month at her home.
Her boyfriend, David Wilson, was found dead on the porch with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She admitted herself into a psychiatric facility following his death, but checked herself out early.
Her body was found Sunday.
She was just 37 years old.
Her death is still under investigation and authorities say they will probe into Wilson’s death as well.
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