A preliminary autopsy report confirms that Mindy McCready’s death was a suicide, The Associated Press reports. The troubled country singer was found dead on February 17th from a gunshot wound to the head that Arkansas authorities say was self-inflicted. She was 37.
The singer was found on the same porch where her boyfriend, David Wilson, was discovered after an apparent suicide in January. Wilson was the father of McCready’s youngest son. Investigators are treating Wilson’s death as a suicide but have yet to determine an official cause of death.
McCready landed her first Number One hit in 1996 when she was 20 with “Guys Do It All The Time.” She released Ten Thousand Angels that year, and racked up 2 million in sales for the album. But alcohol, drug and legal problems derailed her career, and she later appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2010. She entered rehab for treatment for alcohol and mental health issues earlier this month, and was reportedly not coping well with Wilson’s death.