Country Singer Mindy McCready Dead in Apparent Suicide

Published 02/18 2013 10:03AM

Updated 02/18 2013 10:09AM

Country singer Mindy McCready was found dead Sunday "from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound," police said.

Deputies investigating a report of gunshots found McCready's body on the front porch of a home in Heber Springs, Ark., according to the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office.

McCready, 37, had battled substance abuse. 

"As sad as it is, it didn't come as a major shock, because she's just been battling demons for so long, Billy McKnight, McCready's ex-boyfriend and the father of her 6-year-old son, told TODAY on Monday. "I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew it was in her."

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