Mindy McCready dead at 37

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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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