HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. — We are saddened by the death of country star Mindy McCready. McCready took her own life Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, Ark.
Authorities say McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head, and an autopsy is planned. She was 37 and left behind two young sons.
Her death comes a month after that of David Wilson, her longtime boyfriend and the father of her youngest son. He is believed to have shot himself on the same porch of the home they shared in Heber Springs, a small vacation community about 65 miles north of Little Rock. His death also was investigated as a suicide.
McCready issued a statement last month lamenting his death. She called him her soul mate and a caregiver to her sons in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show.
“I just keep telling myself that the more suffering that I go through, the greater character I’ll have,” she said, according to a transcript of the interview.
Along with her remembrances of finding Wilson as he lay dying, she also answered questions about whether they’d argued earlier that evening about an affair and if she’d shot him.
“Oh, my God,” the “Today” transcript reads. “No. Oh, my God. No. He was my life. We were each other’s life.”
Information from the Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.