Mindy's life is one of unhappiness and tragedy. The 37-year-old's first suicide attempt was in July 2005 when she overdosed on pills and alcohol. It came two months after Billy McKnight,former fiance and father of her eldest son Zander assaulted her and left her in the hospital. She was also facing legal troubles for a DUI and using a fake prescription to buy OxyContin.
LA Times music writer Mikael Wood told E! News: 'After the altercation with McKnight she tried to cut ties with him. But there was a second attempt after she got back with him. She was found unconscious in a hotel lobby in Florida and hospitalized.'
This was McCready second overdose, in September 2005, this time on antidepressants, while pregnant with her and McKnight's son Zander. Wood said: '[Zander] turned out to be OK, but there was a third attempt in 2008,' referring to the time she slit her wrists at her home in Nashville.
The fourth attempt was in 2010. Wood said authorities took her to the hospital for an overdose though it was not clear if it was intentional or not.
'The fifth suicide attempt was the one that took her life,' Wood told E! News.
The lead singer of country rock group Soul Circus Cowboys said earlier this week McCready's suicide came as no shock to him as he was with her when she tried it twice before. He told the Today show: 'As sad as it is, it didn’t come as a major shock, because she’s just been battling demons for so long. I was around her when she attempted suicide twice, so I knew it was in her...The demons that she hasn't beaten were still there, and until she was going to face them, something was going to happen. Everyone who knows her personally knew that...She would have had to probably stay in somewhere [rehab] for quite a long time until she really healed and started looking into herself or getting better.'
Private investigator Danno Hanks revealed on Sunday the 37-year-old had asked him to work on a suicide awareness video with her. It features 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. On Saturday, the day before Mindy was found dead, she sent Hanks a frame for a video with a suicide hotline number. 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.