Unspeakable Country Music Tragedies (2/8)


2. Mindy McCready’s Heartbreaking Tale

One of the best-known female country artists of the 1990s, Mindy McCready released a number of chart-topping hits that brought her great success in her music career. 

Unfortunately, although she was very talented and successful, thing were not easy for the young singer. She had a series of unsuccessful relationships including one where her boyfriend was arrested and charged with attempted murder for beating her and attempted strangulation. 

She later was admitted to the hospital for a drug overdose suicide attempt while she was pregnant. She repeatedly attempted suicide several other times, and in January 2013, McCready’s boyfriend was found dead at her home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Unable to bear the loss of the person she called her “soulmate” and “life partner”, McCready took her own life just over a month later. 

The news of the loss of this beautiful and talented soul brought the entire country music community to tears. 

Watch one of McCready’s chart-topping hits, “Ten Thousand Angels” in the video below.

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