Mindy McCready Dead at 37: Country Stars React

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Mindy McCready Dead at 37: Country Stars React

Mindy McCready, 37, passed away today from what officials believe to be a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.” McCready’s brother confirmed the news of her death to the New York Daily News this evening and Cleburne County officials later followed with an official statement. Her death follows the death of her boyfriend David Wilson, who passed away last month. The cause of Wilson’s death is still under investigation.

The troubled singer has been unable to cope since Wilson’s death. McCready’s father recently put her into rehab for mental health and substance abuse evaluations, but she was released to an at-home treatment program shortly thereafter.

Many members of the Country music community have taken the time to express their sadness and send their condolences upon learning the news of Mindy’s death this evening. See what they had to say below…

“I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…” – Carrie Underwood

“Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.” – Jason Aldean

“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.” – John Rich

“Blessings to all of Mindy McCready’s family and friends today. Very sad indeed. -KU” – Keith Urban

“Mindy, you will be missed dearly Our prayers are with your boys and your family.” – Rascal Flatts

“My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s friends and family. What a talented lady she was. RIP Mindy.” – Reba

“Hate hearing about anyone committing suicide. May Mindy McCready rest in peace… #sosad” – Jerrod Niemann

“My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys…may God’s peace & protection be on them!” – Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott

“So sad to hear about the loss of Mindy. What an insanely talented woman.” – Jana Kramer

“My love and prayers go out to Mindy Mccreedy’s family.” – Darius Rucker

“Dang, sad to hear about Mindy McCready…..she had a tough run, hate to hear it had to end like this…prayers” – Brett Eldredge

“So so sad and unfortunate to hear about the loss of such a talented woman. RIP Mindy McCready” – Katie Armiger

“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” – Chely Wright

“So sad to hear the news about Mindy McCready. Keeping her family in my prayers tonight.” – Greg Bates

“A sad loss of talent…Mindy McCready. 10,001 angels” – Steel Magnolia

“Such sad news to hear about Mindy McCready. I remember being so in love with her. Prayers to her family” – Clayton Anderson

“RIP @mindymccready We met 14 years ago @ Acuff & Rose. Who’d thought 14 years later on this day…. #why” – Jimmy Wayne

“RIP Mindy McCready. Prayers for her children & family.” – James Otto

“So sad to hear about Mindy McCready today. What a talented but sad soul. My thoughts & prayers are with her family” – Jason Michael Carroll

“Prayers out to Mindy McCready’s 2 boys, family and loved ones.” – Rodney Atkins

“R.I.P. Mindy McCready. Sad.” – Kevin Fowler

“My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons.” – LeAnn Rimes

“I just saw the news of Mindy McCready. So so tragic. She had a song of mine on her last record “by her side”. Loved her music growing up.” – Whitney Duncan

“Our prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s family and her two little boys, what a sad, sad day.” – Montgomery Gentry

“For Mindy McCready, talent and promise were no match for a troubled soul. We shared a lot of good times in the early days. Rest in PEACE.” – Storme Warren

“How sad to read about Mindy McCready tonight. She was so talented & had so much life left to live. God rest her soul & comfort her family.” – Jason Jones

“Just hearing about Mindy McCready. So sad… Praying for her children, family and friends. :(” – Mallary Hope

“Prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s family and friends.. She will live on thru her family, friends, fans, and her music~ dh#gonetoosoon” – THE FARM

“Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life.” – Wynonna

“My prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s children and family. Very sad. God Bless them.” – Sara Evans

“Saddened by the news of Mindy McCready’s death. May she rest in peace, and God be with her family.” – Trisha Yearwood