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Country singer dead after apparent suicide

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Country music star Melissa McCready, 37, was found dead Sunday afternoon from an apparent suicide, police said.

The singer's body was found on the porch outside of her Arkansas home with a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head, police said.

According to the New York Times, McCready had attempted to take her own life at least three times from 2005 to 2010. The singer suffered from depression and struggled with addiction, McCready's father said.

Before taking her own life, McCready shot and killed a dog believed to have belonged to McCready's boyfriend, the late David Wilson, police said.

Wilson died last month similarly in an apparent suicide on the front porch of the same Arkansas home. The investigation surrounding Mr. Wilson's death is ongoing according to local authorities.

McCready leaves behind two sons, Zander, 6, and Zayne, Wilson's son, 10 months, CNN reported. According to the singer's representative, the children have been placed in foster care.

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