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.