Mindy McCready, the former country star apparently took her own life Sunday afternoon in Heber Springs, Ark
. Authorities say McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She was 37, the mother of two young sons. I am grateful that her two sons were out of the house and had been taken by authorities. Mindy is believed to have killed her dog prior to killing herself. On February 6th, her children were taken away and placed with their maternal grandmother. Mindy was forced to enter a mental health facility, but was released two days later. Authorities have still not determined whether Mindy killed her boyfriend or whether he killed himself.