Mindy McCready, the troubled country music star known for her struggles with addiction and an affair with Roger Clemens, was found dead on Sunday of an apparent suicide at age 37.
Officers responding to a home in Heber Springs, Arkansas, found her body on the porch, killed by a “single self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
TMZ reports she also shot her dog.
McCready, who attempted suicide twice before in 2005 and 2008, was said to be reeling from the death of her boyfriend and father of her baby son, David Wilson, who shot himself dead on the same porch on January 13.
Earlier this month she was committed to rehab, and her sons, Zander and Zayne, were placed in foster care. Zayne will turn 1 in April.
McCready exploded onto the scene with her 1996 No. 1 hit “Guys Do It All the Time,” but since then she’s been known more for her troubles than her music. Her other claim to fame was a 10-year-affair with legendary Major League pitcher Roger Clemens.
In 2010 McCready appeared on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, but she was hospitalized soon after for an apparent overdose. Her death makes her the fifth celebrity who appeared on the show and later died.
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