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The death of the troubled country star, who has two young sons, comes a month after her longtime boyfriend died. Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died in an apparent suicide. The 37-year-old was found dead on the front porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas, on Sunday from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, authorities said. McCready's longtime boyfriend David Wilson, the father of one of her two sons, died last month. He was believed to have shot himself on the same porch of their home, and his death was also investigated as a suicide. McCready, whose list of problems only continued to grow in 2013, had attempted suicide in the past. The singer entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol.