Remembering Mindy McCready - Family of Mindy McCready Releases Statement
FRIENDS & FAMILY MOURN THE PASSING OF MINDY McCREADY
Tenn. (February 18, 2013)--
"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.
attention at this time is devoted to the needs and care of Mindy's
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."
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.
Remembering Mindy McCready
Mindy McCready was born in Fort Myers Florida on November 30, 1970. Her given name was Malinda Gayle McCready. She began singing in church at the age of 3. When Mindy was 18, she moved to Nashville and signed with BNA Records. Her first album, "Ten Thousand Angels" , was released in 1996 and sold two million copies. She had a number one hit, Guys Do It All the Time", off that album. In her career, Mindy had 14 songs and 6 of her albums on the Billboard Country Music Charts. But in recent years, she had a number of arrests, served time in jail and lost custody of her son Zander. Her boyfriend, David Wilson, killed himself in January of 2013 in their home in Heber Springs Arkansas. Mindy's father had her committed to rehabilitation in early February 2013. He claimed Mindy had been drinking and taking prescription drugs in the wake of Wilson's death. She was reportedly released after 18 hours. Police were called to Mindy's home on February 17 2013 following reports of gunshots. Officers found her body on the front porch, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.