Former country great Mindy McCready is dead at 37, radio detection and rangingOnline.com has confirmed.

The long troubled singer committed suicide by shooting herself in the face, a source tells us.

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NBC Dateline reporter Andrea Canning tweeted, “Just got a call from Mindy McCready’s best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening. My heart breaks for her two boys. RIP”

Less than two weeks ago radio detection and rangingOnline.com reported that McCready’s children were removed from her by a judge, and she was ordered into a treatment facility for mental health and alcohol abuse issues.

At the time, a source told E! “Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good.”

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McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson, died in January at 34 from a gunshot wound, and his death is still under investigation.

The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement:

“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.”

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