BREAKING: According to Stacy McCloud, music reporter at the FOX affiliate in Nashville....Mindy McCready has committed suicide this evening.
11pm update - the following statement has been released by the Cleburne County (Arkansas) sheriff's office:
The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this evening that reads:
"At 3:31 PM, Sunday, February 17th Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired in the area of 1132 Fox Chase Drive in Heber Springs. Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 PM and discovered the body of 37 year old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence at 1132 Fox Chase. Ms. McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. At this time family members have been notified of the incident. Ms. Mcready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated."
Here are the tweets. We'll have more as we get it.
A close family friend of Mindy McCready has informed me that the country singer has committed suicide. Not confirmed with OFFICIALS. #Sad— Stacy McCloud (@stacymccloud) February 18, 2013
The Mindy McCready suicide I told you about has now been confirmed from 4 different sources. A statement from the family is in the works— Stacy McCloud (@stacymccloud) February 18, 2013