The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dead On This Day Still Dead

With song titles like "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now," "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)" and "You'll Never Know", this really came as no surprise.

Sad to hear of her passing, but she was heading down a spiral path. The real tragedy is in the wake she left behind.

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37.

Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said in a statement McCready died Sunday apparently of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending.

Just last month David Wilson, McCready’s boyfriend and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne, was found dead on the same porch where McCready's body was found. His death also was investigated as a suicide.

 McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Her sons were put in foster care at the time, but it's not clear where Zander and Zayne were at the time of McCready's suicide.

In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" hit No. 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females. Her other hits included "Ten Thousand Angels," also in 1996, and her album by that title sold 2 million copies.

She would spend the next 15 years chasing another hit as personal problems began plaguing her in 2004. Her problems would include a custody battle with her mother over one of her sons, an overdose and discord in her love life.


Lisa said...

"And I can't think of one single reason, why I should be hanging around"
She signed it, "I hope that you'll miss me", and she drove herself out of town.

Maybe we'll notice her now, maybe we'll open our eyes
Sometimes it takes somebody leaving for people to realize

Maybe someone will tell her, she's the only thing that they can't live without
Now that she's gone maybe we'll notice her now

el chupacabra said...

ALMOST put a prediction of her suicide up but decided that would be tacky.