The apparent suicide of country singer Mindy McCready makes her the fifth troubled cast member of the 'Celebrity Rehab' reality TV series to die since appearing on the show, stoking rumours of a curse and a debate about the show's helpfulness.
Mindy McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program just days before she apparently killed herself at her Arkansas home, her ex-boyfriend said Monday.
Mindy McCready apparently took her own life on Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, Ark. Authorities say the former country star died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She was 37.