Mindy McCready dead at 37

Country music singer Mindy McCready has died at 37, officers report.

mccreadyThe singer was found Sunday night in Heber Springs, Ark., according to Cleburne County, Ark. Sheriff’s Office.

“Just got a call from Mindy McCready’s best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening. My heart breaks for her two boys. RIP,” Andrea Canning, a reporter for NBC’s “Dateline,” tweeted late Sunday. Canning later tweeted that police had yet to confirm whether McCready’s death was a suicide.

McCready’s 1996 debut album, “Ten Thousand Angels,” went multi-platinum, and two songs off the record, the title cut and “Guys Do It All the Time,” were No. 1 country hits. Four other studio albums followed.

In the last decade, however, McCready’s music took a back seat to her often-troubled personal life, which included a number of legal problems and the revelation of a long-running affair with married former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens.

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