McCready's family expresses "deep sadness" over her death
Monday, February 18, 2013
– Mindy McCready's publicist issued a statement Monday expressing the "deep sadness' felt by the late singer's family in the wake of her death on Sunday at 37 from an apparent suicide.
"It is with the deepest sadness we say goodbye to an extraordinary and gifted talent, a daughter, a mother and friend, Miss Mindy McCready," said the statement from Music City Media.
"Our attention at this time is devoted to the needs and care of Mindy's family. As 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.'"
Music City said that preliminary plans "are being made by Mindy's musical friends 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," the statement said.
McCready apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Heber Springs, Ark. on Sunday afternoon. Her death came about one month after the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, who was the father of McCready's younger son Zayne. McCready also leaves a son Zander.
McCready had several hits in the '90s before a multitude of problems including substance abuse issues, trouble relationships with family and boyfriends, custody issues involving her two sons and a music career that she was trying to revive.
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