Tragic country music star Mindy McCready had been working on a suicide awareness video right before her death, it was revealed today. Private investigator Danno Hanks told E! News the year-old had asked him to work on a cover of I'll See You Yesterday which was written by Courtney Dashe, a fan of McCready's who wanted her to sing the song.
Then on Saturday, the day before she was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her Arkansas home, she sent him a frame for a video with a suicide hotline .
He said: 'She said she wanted to put together this video to help people deal when someone had suffered a suicide in their life and God, she was literally having me write her suicide note. Scroll down for video from Mindy's heyday. Tragic: Mindy McCready, 37, killed herself on the same front porch where her 'soulmate' David Wilson died on January I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew it was in her'. Leading lady: Mindy McCready became an instant star in at age 20 with the release of her debut album 'Ten Thousand Angels. Yellow crime-scene tape blocks off the home of Mindy McCready in Heber Springs, Arkansas on Monday, February 18,the day after the country singer was found dead there Sunday in an apparent suicide.
Scene: Her death came only days after she was released from rehab. A judge had ordered her committed to a mental health facility after she admitted she had been drinking too much.
I thought she was talking about sending a message about suicide for David's death but this is unbelievable. I wish I had been more alert to what it was. I just didn't think she would do this. She had two kids to live for. I still can't fathom the whole thing. Her death comes one month after her live-in boyfriend David Wilson died in the same spot on January 13, also from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, though this was being investigated at the time.
This morning, the singer's ex-boyfriend spoke about her tragic suicide, admitting it didn't come as a shock to him after witnessing two attempts and because 'she still hadn't beaten her demons'. Billy McKnight, who is the father of Mindy's eldest son Zander, spoke candidly about his troubled ex girlfriend and said he is now going to focus on getting his son back.
He lost custody after he was accused of trying to kill McCready. I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew it was in her.
Everyone who knows her personally knew that. Speaking about his son Zander, he said: 'He shouldn't have been taken from me to begin with. He has a happy home here [in Florida]. It's just been a really big mess and enough is enough.
He's up there, all alone. He has no family in Arkansas. He has plenty of family who love him here, cousins, aunts, uncles. He needs to come home. He has had a rough first six years.
He deserves better than this and my heart is broken for him right now. I'm very worried. The year-old had been forced to deny she had played any role in Wilson's death and called him her 'soul mate. He was my life, we were each other's life.
I knew her well. It's a horrible tragedy.
May peace be with her sons. When the pain becomes too much, it causes people to want that pain to stop. Many prayers are going out to them. Pray for her two precious little boys. May God's peace and protection be on them! When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends.
A tragic end to a talented life. Her death came only days after she was released from rehab.
Her father said she was also abusing prescription drugs again. McCready spent just one day in a treatment facility before she was allowed to go home earlier this month.
There were no s she had a problem to the doctor. Last night, tributes came pouring in for the country music star as other stars offered their condolences.
I knew her well,' LeAnn Rimes said on Twitter. Carrie Underwood said she grew up listening to McCready and said: 'So sad for her family tonight. Country artist Terri Clark said she had some fun times with her 'back in the day' and tweeted: 'I hope our society shows compassion and realizes the severity and reality of mental illness, and addiction. Singer Wynonna Judd posted a series of tweets also calling attention to addiction and mental illness.
Cloud of suspicion: McCready appeared on television to deny that she had anything to do with her boyfriend's death. Mindy McCready spent her life fighting to recapture the fame that she gained with her debut album at age Former baseball great Roger Clemens called the death of his ex 'sad news'. Clemens, now a special instructor with the Houston Astros, handed reporters a written statement Monday at the team's spring training camp in Kissimmee, Florida.
It says he'd heard 'she was trying to get peace and direction in her life'. McCready's career hit its peak in with her debut single Ten Thousand Angels and the subsequent hit Guys Do It All the Time, which climbed to one on the country music charts. Since then, she faced multiple arrests suffered drug and alcohol problems and attempted suicide twice. Earlier this month, McCready was ordered to complete up to 21 days of outpatient treatment and undergo drug and alcohol tests.
It helped her realize she needs to focus on putting her family back together and moving forward from this tragedy,' the unnamed source told E! McCready's spokeswoman released a statement saying: 'As you can imagine, the tragedy of David Wilson's death has been devastating and crippling to Mindy and her entire family. While taking appropriate and much needed time to grieve, her sons have been placed in foster homes where they are comfortable and cared for.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and sensitivity. McCready struggled with arrests and drug addition after her career began to fade in the late s.
She was dropped by BNA Records in after her album had disappointing sales and then dropped by Capitol Records in after her record suffered the same fate. She was arrested in Tennessee in and pleaded guilty to using a fake prescription to buy the painkiller OxyContin.
She was arrested in Nashville in May for drunk driving and driving with a suspended after she was stopped for speeding. Two months later, she was charged with identity theft, unlawful use of transportation, unlawful imprisonment, and hindering prosecution in Arizona.
In Julyshe was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida and charged with with fighting with her mother. In andshe was hospitalized for attempting suicide.
She was taken to the hospital in for a drug overdose, as well. Criminal record: Mindy McCready has been arrested multiple times - for a probation violation in leftfor allegedly assaulting her mother in center and for a probation violation shortly after that right.
Troubled: Mindy McCready, 37, has waged a public battle with drug addiction since her career peaked in Mindy McCready was arrested several times and attempted suicide at least twice after her success faded. Her first arrest came in when she was busted in Tennessee for using a fake prescription to buy OxyContin.
Inher ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight was arrested for attempted murder for choking and severely beating her. That same year she was also arrested in Tennessee for drunk driving and charged in Arizona for identity theft, unlawful use of transportation, unlawful imprisonment, and hindering prosecution.
She was also charged twice in for violating her probation. Inshe was arrested for beating her mother at her Fort Myers, Florida, home and resisting arrest. The following week she was arrested for violating her probation.
She served a year in jail for the probation violation charges. McCready has been mounting a comeback in recent years, though. She also appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew as she attempted to work out her drug issues.
On the show's website, VH1 made references to her personal problems and even pegged the root of her troubles on her relationships. Her biography on the show's says: 'Although she was arrested and jailed for trying to buy OxyContin with a false prescription and attempted suicide with an overdose of drugs and alcohol, Mindy believes her only true addiction is to violent relationships.
Wilson's death continued to cast a cloud on McCready because the sheriff's office did not immediately rule the death a suicide. Detectives say they are awaiting autopsy, ballistic and toxicology reports to determine how, exactly, Wilson died. The money would have arrived on February 11, which would have been his 35th birthday.
The developments raise further questions as to why Wilson would harm himself at a time when life seemed to be going so well. He bought a new truck three weeks before his death and was living with his son Zayne, nine months. McCready had denied point blank any involvement in his death and she is not being treated as a suspect in the case. ZIP: 46835 46845 46818 46814 46815 46816 46803 46802 46807 46806 46805 46804 46809 46808 46825 46801 46850 46851 46852 46853 46854 46855 46856 46857 46858 46859 46860 46861 46862 46863 46864 46865 46866 46867 46868 46869 46885 46895 46897